How to Diagnose a Faulty Crankshaft Position Sensor?

Answer The crankshaft position sensor monitors the rate at which your crankshaft is spinning. Though extremely durable, they can be damaged by high temperature fluids coming from the engine or by road deb... 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 Diagnose a Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor?

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor in a vehicle plays a role in engine combustion and emissions control. As one of a number sensors built into an engine design, the sensor provides regular readings to ... Read More »

Will a car run with a faulty camshaft position sensor?

On cars without distributors, the camshaft position sensor (CPS) provides information to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) that calculates when to fire the fuel injectors and spark plugs, accordi... Read More »

How to Replace a GM 3.1 Crankshaft Position Sensor?

The GM 3.1 crankshaft position sensor is a cylindrical-shaped sensor located behind the crankshaft pulley. The sensor has three wires on its connector. One outside wire is the 12V power and the oth... Read More »