How to Replace a Crankshaft Position Sensor in a 1998 Pontiac 3.8?

Answer The computer on your Pontiac 3.8 model uses the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor to control ignition timing. Consequently, a bad CKP sensor will have a direct impact on engine performance. Replacin... 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 Remove the Crankshaft Position Sensor in a Pontiac 6000?

The crankshaft position sensor in the Pontiac 6000 sends an electrical pulse to the on-board computer each time one of the metal blades on the exciter ring located on the harmonic balancer passes b... Read More »

What Are the Functions of a Crankshaft Position Sensor on a 1995 Pontiac Motor?

In 1995, Pontiac made and manufactured an assortment of midsize and compact vehicles, including the Grand Am and Sunfire models. These vehicles are equipped with a crankshaft position sensor that d... 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 »