How to Locate the Crank Position Sensor?

Answer A crankshaft position sensor tells the computer how fast the crankshaft is turning, and what position the No. 1 cylinder is during the four-stroke cycle. The crankshaft position sensor uses pickup ... Read More »

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How to Locate the Crank Position Sensor on a 1998 GMC Sonoma?

The crankshaft position sensor--sometimes referred to as the CKP sensor--on a 1998 GMC Sonoma is responsible for sending a signal to the vehicle's ignition system, which the computer uses to refere... Read More »

How to Locate a 4.6 Crank Sensor?

The Ford 4.6 engine uses two crankshaft position sensors. Most crankshaft sensors are located at the bottom of the engine, near the crankshaft, but the 4.6-liter engine has a different configuratio... Read More »

How to Replace a Crank Position Sensor?

The crank position sensor senses a signal via a pick-up coil. It has a magnet, coil and a yoke. The CPS is usually mounted near the crankshaft pulley. There is another magnet on the back of the cra... Read More »

Crank Position Sensor Symptoms?

All passenger vehicles manufactured in 1980 and later have some sort of computerized engine management system. Computerized engine management systems depend on a series of sensors that provide the ... Read More »