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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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Crankshaft sensors are located in the crank pulley, flywheel, camshaft or directly on the crankshaft. Crankshaft position sensors, which ensure that the vehicle starts and remains running, are one of the most important c... 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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Most cars have a throttle position sensor, manifold pressure sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor, mass air flow sensor, camshaft and crankshaft position sensors and a oxygen sensor. Automobiles also have detonation... More »

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A crank sensor is an electronic device on most automobiles that detects engine speed by monitoring the rotation of the crankshaft. Most newer vehicles us a crank sensor in conjunction with camshaft position sensor to pro... More »

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The crank sensor is either located on the main crank pulley, the flywheel, the camshaft or on the crankshaft itself. The most common location is at the bottom of the engine block, where the crankshaft is. More »

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