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How much does Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour $309 $169.13 $140.00 19% $384.13
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 $127 $56.81 $70.00 22% $164.31
2008 Saab 9-3 $135 $57.80 $77.00 23% $176.05
2008 Infiniti QX56 $105 $35.08 $70.00 26% $142.58
2006 BMW 330i $314 $244.24 $70.00 10% $351.74
2010 Audi S5 $109 $39.21 $70.00 25% $146.71
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Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement Service

What is the Camshaft Position Sensor all about?

The camshaft position sensor monitors the position of the camshaft and reports that data to the car’s onboard computer system. This computer system works with sensors and other devices to keep the engine running. With data from the camshaft position sensor (CPS), the fuel injectors know when to fire.

When the sensor malfunctions, the computer does not know when to fire the injectors and may not fire them at all. The faulty readouts may also throw off spark timing, which will affect the car’s fuel economy. This sensor is used in conjunction with the crankshaft position sensor to control ignition timing. It is common for heat and oil leaks to cause this sensor to fail, due to where the sensor is located.

Keep in mind:

  • Damage to the camshaft position sensor is often caused by oil leaks; if this is the case, you may need another part of your car replaced or repaired.
  • When the camshaft position sensor is replaced, the alignment of the timing belt should be monitored so that no fluids leak onto the position sensor mounting area.
  • Some camshaft position sensors will need to have their software updated when they are installed.
  • Timing belts, mass air flow sensors, and crankshaft position sensors can all trigger the trouble code for the camshaft position sensor.

How it's done:

  • Scan test computer for trouble codes.
  • Pinpoint tests as per flow charts.
  • Remove and replace Crankshaft Position Sensor.
  • Clear trouble codes.
  • Check for proper operation and test drive car.

Our recommendation:

The camshaft position sensor isn’t checked in most regular services, but your vehicle has warning signs for when the sensor begins to fail. Because it sends information to the camshaft, when the sensor begins to fail your engine will begin to have trouble. Your engine may have a hard time turning on, staying on, idling, or running smoothly. Your Check Engine warning light should illuminate as well.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Camshaft Position Sensor?

  • Car stalls or does not start.
  • Car struggles to accelerate (does not maintain speed).
  • Check Engine light is on.
  • Car misfires.
  • Car stumbles or sputters on startup.
  • Car runs poorly or runs rough.

How important is this service?

The camshaft position sensor provides valuable information about the camshaft position to the computer management system. The computer system uses the information from the position sensor to determine when to inject more fuel. Without the sensor’s information, the computer won’t inject fuel properly, and your vehicle will stall or sputter.

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Chris

15 years of experience
163 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Called to let me know he had an earlier spot open and offered this to me, I was glad to accept - ended up being super convenient! He fixed the problem and offered insights into other things I was planning to fix next. My car has been driving well, so far so good! Thank you, I appreciate the time you took to get the job done. Would love to keep in contact for future car fixes as needed.
2007 ACURA RDX - CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Breck

17 years of experience
314 reviews
Breck
17 years of experience
Breck is in a word "awesome". He fixed my car in less than half an hour and it is now running smoothly without stuttering and stopping. Thank you, Breck! I would definitely request him again for any automotive needs.
2013 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA SPORT - CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Joe

40 years of experience
533 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Joe did such a great job. Arrived early and was very thorough and professional. Couldn’t ask for a better mechanic. New to the area and no longer need to search for a mechanic. Joe’s the man! I can’t recommend him enough. Great service!
2012 NISSAN XTERRA - CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR - NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA

Joseph

17 years of experience
60 reviews
Joseph
17 years of experience
Joseph was very thorough in explaining his work. He seemed very knowledgeable and was very friendly! We would recommend him 100%!
2011 CHRYSLER 200 - CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR - AUSTIN, TEXAS

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