View Full Version : What is a Crank Sensor?

Jeff Bohn
06-18-2004, 10:33 AM
So, for me, totally not knowing a whole lot about cars, what is a crank sensor?

(Besides the pile of money I just kissed goodbye)

06-18-2004, 10:40 AM
Here you go but I don't really understand it very well.

06-18-2004, 11:45 AM
A crank position sensor has to do with the emissions system (I believe). It can affect the drivability of the car, make it run rough. Depending on the car they can be pretty expensive (foreign can cost more than domestic), but the part is pretty easy to install. I think it goes on the distributor or next to the ignition module.

06-18-2004, 01:43 PM
Short version... its part of the ignition system.

Doesn't work... no start.


Jeff Bohn
06-18-2004, 01:47 PM
So, it kinda senses where the pistons are at and tells the spark plug when to spark?

Problem I was having, starting yesterday and finishing today, car decided to shut down when I was braking. That's no fun. Then this morning, it didn't restart. Went back an hour later, started fine, went through the credit union drive thru, was about to get back on the main street, and it died again. Wouldn't restart. Luckily I was stopped in front of an auto shop, saved me the cost of towing!

06-18-2004, 07:58 PM
Yup.. it tells the plugs when to spark.

06-19-2004, 12:04 AM
Your car's being a huge jerk, so I banned it from the forum :D


06-19-2004, 11:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Obiwanjacoby:
Your car's being a huge jerk, so I banned it from the forum :D


funny... lol