Crankshaft Sensor Replacement

What is a Crankshaft Sensor?

A crank sensor is an electronic device used in an internal combustion engine, both petrol and diesel, to monitor the position or rotational speed of the crankshaft. This information is used by engine management systems to control the fuel injection or the ignition system timing and other engine parameters. The crank sensor can be used in combination with a similar camshaft position sensor to monitor the relationship between the pistons and valves in the engine, which is particularly important in engines with variable valve timing. The functional objective for the crankshaft position sensor is to determine the position and/or rotational speed of the crank.

Symptoms a failing Crankshaft Sensor

Failing sensor will cause an engine not to start or will cut out while running.

Urgency of repair

As a failing sensor can cause the vehicle to stall or not start, then replacing the Camshaft Sensor is optimal for a quality driving experience.