Where is the crankshaft positioning sensor located?

The sensor is at either the front or the back of the crankshaft, so it’s usually located either on the transmission bellhousing or behind the crankshaft pulley. There should be a small air gap, usually about a millimeter or two, between the sensor and the reluctor.

Where is the crankshaft sensor on a 2008 PT Cruiser?

The Crankshaft Position Sensor is in the front of the engine block just under the starter motor. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise vehicle and support. Unlock and disconnect the electrical connector to the crankshaft position sensor.

What’s the symptoms of a bad camshaft sensor?

Read ahead to see what we at Fred Beans think are the 4 most common symptoms of a bad crankshaft position sensor:

  • Your Check Engine Light is Blinking.
  • It’s Difficult to Get Your Vehicle to Start.
  • Your Vehicle is Stalling and/or Backfiring.
  • The Engine is Making Your Vehicle Vibrate.

How do you know a crank sensor is bad?

Common signs of a faulty crankshaft position sensor include issues starting the vehicle, intermittent stalling, and the Check Engine Light coming on.

What happens when a crankshaft sensor goes bad?

If the crankshaft position sensor or its wiring have any issues, it can cause the crankshaft signal to be cut off while the engine is running, which can cause the engine to stall. This is usually a symptom of a wiring problem, however a bad crankshaft position sensor can also produce this symptom.

What causes a camshaft sensor to go bad?

A camshaft position sensor can fail due to an accident. In the event of a failure, it may be necessary to replace the engine control module and associated wiring. Circumstances like an oil leak due to a bad head gasket or defective or loose oil cap can interrupt the sensor’s signal from the wires.