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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 Mercury Milan $140 $69.58 $70.00 21% $177.08
2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $224 $48.56 $175.00 29% $317.31
2008 GMC Savana 2500 $119 $48.56 $70.00 24% $156.06
2010 Lamborghini Murcielago $166 $95.98 $70.00 18% $203.48
2005 Chevrolet Malibu $134 $63.60 $70.00 21% $171.10
2012 Infiniti FX50 $175 $105.10 $70.00 17% $212.60
2007 Lexus SC430 $209 $82.93 $126.00 24% $276.43
2013 BMW Z4 $166 $95.79 $70.00 18% $203.29
2013 Jaguar XF $143 $72.88 $70.00 20% $180.38
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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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Tien

19 years of experience
623 reviews
Tien
19 years of experience
Tien called ahead and was very prompt. He finished the job fast and was patient and made sure I was completely satisfied. Excellent work.
2006 FORD F-250 SUPER DUTY - CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR - OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Trung

8 years of experience
384 reviews
Trung
8 years of experience
I am very happy with the service. 5 stars to Trung. He was on time and friendly. He patiently and enthusiastically answered my questions and concerns and helped me decide what needed to be done with the car. I had initially requested for a Camshaft sensor replacement but since he was so approachable I asked him to take a look at the brakes. He looked at them for free, made a good offer and I got a brake job done as well (which was pending for a while). Unlike other places, he was not pushing me to get more stuff done and shell out money.
2005 NISSAN ALTIMA - CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR - SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA

Ben

37 years of experience
698 reviews
Ben
37 years of experience
This was my first time using this service and I loved it. Ben was a great guy, super helpful, and he did the work really quickly. I'd definitely use this service again.
2007 MINI COOPER - CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR - HOUSTON, TEXAS

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