About Crank & Camshaft Sensors
Crank & camshaft sensors help monitor the positions of both your crank and your camshaft to deliver ultimate performance and efficiency from your engine.
How Crankshaft & Camshaft Sensors Work
Your crankshaft and camshaft are both vital engine components. Your crankshaft converts the power generated by the engine's cylinders into the rotational energy that drives the vehicle's flywheel, while the camshaft controls the opening and closing of your engine's intake and exhaust valves. In order to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of both of these parts, both of these parts have a number of sensors attached to them in order to measure their position and performance.
The crankshaft has sensors dedicated to both measuring the RPM its turning at, which is what feeds the information on your vehicle's dashboard, as well as a sensor which measures its position or angle in relation to the camshaft. The camshaft also has position sensors on it, which combine with the crankshaft sensors to ensure that both parts are turning and functioning in perfect harmony.
Obviously, this an incredibly important job, and as such if either of these sensors fails you will know about it. Possibly the most important sensors in your entire engine, a faulty camshaft or crankshaft sensor will see a disastrous effect on engine performance, to the point where it may cut out or fail to start altogether. Ensuring your crankshaft sensors and camshaft sensors are working properly will also make sure your engine is firing at the correct times and getting the maximum power output from the combustion it's creating.
Our Range of Crankshaft & Camshaft Sensors
Spares Box carries all the necessary sensors to keep your vital engine components working at their peak, including camshaft position sensors, crankshaft RPM sensors and crankshaft angle sensors. All of our sensors are premium manufactured by AFI, Bosch and HELLA for the best reliability and accuracy for your vehicle. We also stock a great value option from Fuelmiser for your daily drive.