What Is a Crankshaft Position Sensor?

Answer 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.

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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 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 »

How much is an Audi a4 crankshaft position sensor?

According to Prostreet, a crank sensor is used in an internal combustion engine to monitor the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. The sensors are relatively affordable, and you can pic... Read More »

How to Align a Crankshaft Position Sensor?

A crankshaft position sensor monitors the position of the engine's crankshaft in relation to the engine block and relays this information to the vehicle's powertrain control module, or PCM. After y... Read More »