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Depending on the make, model and year of the vehicle, the camshaft position sensor is located in various places. It can be found in the distributor, on or behind the timing cover, directly on the engine block (GM 3.1/3.4... 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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While General Motors part numbers are not generally stamped on each part, a number of online and retail resources are able to locate the part number given the vehicle’s year, make and model, or the vehicle identification... 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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To read the camshaft part number, first identify the vehicle model. This is often provided in the vehicle identification plate. Take the vehicle model's prefix, as this is often part of the camshaft part number. For inst... More »

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Powertrain control modules can be located in a variety of places depending on the make, model and year of the car. PCMs are often buried under or behind components in the instrument control panel, consoles, heating and a... More »

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