A faulty camshaft sensor results in numerous problems with a car, including an illuminated check engine light, a poorly running engine and difficulty or failure to start. The camshaft sensor replaces the distributor in m... More »

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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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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The typical signs of a faulty oxygen sensor include increased exhaust emissions due to poor air fuel mixture, engine hesitations, engine misfires, stalling, rough idling and increased fuel consumption. The oxygen sensor ... More »

The symptoms of a bad oxygen sensor or O2 sensor include mileage decrease, trouble code display on on-board diagnostic system and a smog test failure. Among other factors, an illumination of the car's malfunction indicat... More »

Although the exact causes vary depending on the type of vehicle, the most common cause of the check engine light coming on is a faulty oxygen sensor. A loose gas cap also causes the check engine light to turn on, so owne... More »

One of the most common causes of a check engine light on the Ford Taurus is the failure of an oxygen sensor. Bankrate says this was the most common car repair in 2013, accounting for 7.55 percent of all repairs. A failed... More »