How Do I Check a Crankshaft Position Sensor?

Answer The Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor monitors crankshaft position and speed. Your vehicle computer uses this information, along with data from other vehicle sensors, to maintain ignition timing. As... Read More »

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How to Know Whether to Replace Your Camshaft Position Sensor or Crankshaft Position Sensor?

The camshaft sensor and the crankshaft sensor, although both hall effect sensors, serve different purposes. They both can be diagnosed using similar procedures. Neither sensor should have any glitc... Read More »

How to Repair a Crankshaft Position Sensor?

Crankshaft sensors -- used on fuel injected vehicles -- tell the computer, via a voltage signal, the location of the crankshaft at the No. 1 cylinder, as well as the engine rpm. The computer uses t... Read More »

What Is a Crankshaft Position Sensor?

The crankshaft position sensor is an internal electronic device that monitors and measures the number of revolutions per minute (RPM) of an engine's crankshaft when turning.

How to Know If a Crankshaft Position Sensor Is Bad?

Crankshaft position sensors are essentially super-accurate tachometers, responsible not only for telling the computer how fast the engine spins, but also exactly where the crankshaft is positioned ... Read More »