Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement Cost

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Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement
The average cost for a crankshaft position sensor replacement is between $190 and $251. Labor costs are estimated between $102 and $130 while parts are priced between $88 and $121. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.
Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement

What is a crankshaft position sensor?

The crankshaft position sensor is located near the engine's crankshaft, and relays information about the crankshaft’s position as it rotates.

How does the crankshaft position sensor work?

As the crankshaft spins, the position sensor magnetically reads its position. This information is constantly sent to the engine's computer for comparison with data from the camshaft position sensor.

When the two signals reach the computer, they must match; otherwise, the computer will think there is a mechanical error in the engine and will adjust some settings in response.

What are the symptoms related to a bad crankshaft position sensor?

When the computer senses the engine is out of time, it will turn on the check engine light, and the engine may start and stall, or fail to start at all. If the engine runs, it will run poorly, and get bad fuel mileage.

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Can I drive with a crankshaft position sensor problem?

Driving a vehicle with a failed camshaft or crankshaft position sensor is usually impossible. If driving is possible, it is not recommended. If the sensor is functioning normally and reporting an error, the engine may be out of time or may have suffered a mechanical failure.

How often do crankshaft position sensors need to be replaced?

There's no set replacement interval for the crankshaft position sensor, and on many cars, the part will last the lifetime of the vehicle. It's not uncommon for it to fail, however, and the likelihood increases once you pass 100,000 miles.

Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for a Crankshaft Position Sensor Replacement is between $190 and $251 but can vary from car to car.

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