Where is the crankshaft sensor located on a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse?
Similarly, where is my crankshaft position sensor located?
The location of the crankshaft position sensor can vary from one vehicle to another. Obviously it must be close to the crankshaft, so it is most often located on the front underside of the engine. It can usually be found mounted to the timing cover. Sometimes it may be mounted at the rear or the side of the engine.
Subsequently, question is, what happens when your crank 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 sign of a wiring problem. However, a bad crankshaft position sensor can also produce this symptom.
Secondly, how do you know your crankshaft sensor is bad?
The Most Common Failure Crankshaft Position Sensor Symptoms
- Check Engine Light Is On. Check engine light comes on if the sensor is overheated.
- Vibrations in the Engine. Vibration from engine is usually the cause.
- Slow Response from the Accelerator.
- Erratic Starting.
- Misfiring of the Cylinder.
- Stalling and Backfiring.
What is the difference between a camshaft sensor and a crankshaft sensor?
The Camshaft sensor determines which cylinder is firing to establish injector synchronization and coil firing sequence in DIS systems. Crankshaft sensors set ignition timing, supply the RPM signal, and determine engine speed.