Will a car run with a faulty camshaft position sensor?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

What does a camshaft position sensor do?

A camshaft position sensor can determine the speed of the camshaft. It can also detect the camshaft's acceleration, deceleration and position. The data from this is then transferred, via the sensor... Read More »

How to Diagnose a Faulty Crankshaft Position Sensor?

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 »

How to Change a Camshaft Position Sensor?

A camshaft sensor is an 8-volt hall-effect switch used to signal the computer the position of the number-1 intake valve and the speed of the camshaft. The computer uses this information to regulate... Read More »