Camshaft and Crankshaft Sensors

Camshaft and Crankshaft Sensors

These small but mighty sensors enable modern engines to run with far greater efficiency than ever before.

Today, the engine control unit (ECU) needs to monitor the exact position of the crankshaft and the camshaft (or camshafts) at all times.

The ECU cannot accurately calculate ignition timing and VVT parameters without knowing precisely where the crankshaft and camshaft both are at any given moment. These sensors are critical to ensuring maximum efficiency, power and torque during all operating conditions.

So, what happens when these sensors start to fail, or fail completely? 

Click HERE to read the full article from our sister publication, Counterman.

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