How to Install a Crankshaft Position Sensor on an '05 PT Cruiser?

Answer The crankshaft position sensor -- also known as the CKP sensor --detects crankshaft position and rotation on the 2005 PT Cruiser. The sensor relays this information to the electronic control unit a... Read More »

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How to Install a Jeep's Crankshaft Position Sensor?

Installing a Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS) on a Jeep engine is very quick and easy to do. The sensor is used to detect the speed and position of the crankshaft, sending that information to the v... Read More »

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 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 »

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.