The crankshaft sensor or the crank sensor as it is called is an electronic device which monitors the position of the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine. The sensor can also monitor the rotational speed of the crankshaft which then allows the computer to adjust a number of combustion and performance-related variables. Many times a faulty or bad sensors can ruin the fuel consumption causing the engine to run rich despite everything appearing to be in good condition. That said replacing a bad sensor with high-quality crankshaft sensor spares can only be done by a certified mechanic.
A bad crankshaft sensor can cause the ‘engine check light’ of most vehicles to light up. However, at times you’ll not notice any issues besides bad fuel average. Also, you may find it difficult to start the vehicle which can get worse over time. Though there may be a number of other reasons for this problem but in many cases, it’s a bad crankshaft sensor. If you experience any of these issues, it would be a good idea to hire a professional mechanic. A professional would be able to make sure if the sensor is indeed at fault before you buy a replacement.
Buying crankshaft sensor spares is easier said than done because every vehicle uses its own sensor which is designed for that engine and onboard computer. That said the key to finding the right replacement is to search our website via part number. If you’re not sure of the part number a mechanic should help you find it. Though if you still need help feel free to get in touch with us via phone or email.