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A crankshaft sensor is part of a computerized engine management system in many modern cars. This sensor typically works in conjunction with the camshaft position sensor to report data to a computer that controls the engi... More »

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Typically located in the timing cover or directly inserted into the lateral portion of the main block of an engine, the crankshaft sensor establishes the ignition timing for a vehicle. It also determines engine speed. More »

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A crankshaft position sensor costs between $68 and $130. The exact cost depends on where the part is purchased and the make and model of the car. More »

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The crankshaft position sensor is an electrical component in vehicles that tells the system's onboard computer where the crankshaft is currently located. This information allows the system to adjust fuel flow to individu... More »

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Common problems with crankshaft position sensors include connector pins that are loose, cracks in the sensors and improper gaps between the reluctor wheel and the sensor tip. Faulty sensors can prevent a car from startin... More »

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A crankshaft position sensor costs between $68 and $130. The exact cost depends on where the part is purchased and the make and model of the car. More »

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The crankshaft position sensor is usually located on the cylinder head of a vehicle. At the back of the engine, near the intake camshaft, there is a piece jutting out on the rear corner, which is the sensor. In older car... More »

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