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Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a camshaft position sensor do?

The camshaft position sensor works in tandem with the crankshaft position sensor to send a signal to the engine management control unit (ECU) so it knows when the number 1 cylinder is at top dead centre (TDC).

What does a camshaft position sensor replacement involve?

Depending on the manufacturer, a number of different processes will need to be done in order to access the camshaft position sensor, however the mechanic will need to do some of the following basic steps

  • The mechanic will assess the situation by reading the diagnostic codes and checking live data
  • Once confirmed that the camshaft position sensor is faulty, they will continue on to replacing it.
  • Once replaced, the mechanic will start the engine and recheck the error codes

Can I replace the camshaft position sensor myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend a camshaft position sensor replacement is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

What happens when a camshaft sensor goes bad?

Faults with a camshaft position sensor can cause some, or even all, of the following symptoms

  • Difficulty in starting the engine or even a complete non start
  • Illuminate engine management light (EML) and associated fault codes
  • Engine going into “limp home” mode

How long will a camshaft position sensor replacement take?

On average, camshaft position sensor replacement times can range from under 1 to over 1.5 hours with an average of 1 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

Can I still drive with a faulty camshaft position sensor?

The basic fact is that if your camshaft position sensor has failed, it needs to be replaced before you can drive the vehicle again.

However, as there are many other issues that can cause the same symptom, it is better to have a diagnostic done prior to spending money replacing it.

How often should I replace the camshaft position sensor?

It is not a regular failure point as it has no mechanical component, but they do fail internally on occasion due to the contraction and expansion with the heat of the engine.

What does a camshaft sensor do?

The camshaft position sensor works in tandem with the crankshaft position sensor to send a signal to the engine management control unit (ECU) so it knows when the number 1 cylinder is at top dead centre (TDC).

How much does it cost to replace camshaft position sensor?

A camshaft position sensor replacement generally costs between £85 and £175 with an average price of £120. Ultimately, the cost of replacing a camshaft position sensor depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having the camshaft position sensor replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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47 manufacturers for Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement

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Alfa Romeo

£108 £75 - £212 Get exact price

Audi

£115 £87 - £207 Get exact price

Bentley

£102 £143 - £143 Get exact price

BMW

£142 £119 - £304 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£131 £89 - £211 Get exact price

Chrysler

£90 £75 - £231 Get exact price

Citroen

£98 £73 - £176 Get exact price

Dacia

£142 £177 - £198 Get exact price

Daewoo

£141 £165 - £218 Get exact price

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£169 £229 - £229 Get exact price

Dodge

£93 £106 - £144 Get exact price

DS

£135 £179 - £179 Get exact price

Fiat

£104 £69 - £207 Get exact price

Ford

£79 £70 - £160 Get exact price

Honda

£134 £139 - £297 Get exact price

Hyundai

£119 £99 - £179 Get exact price

Infiniti

£103 £154 - £154 Get exact price

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£74 £84 - £87 Get exact price

Iveco

£128 £193 - £193 Get exact price

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£99 £78 - £195 Get exact price

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£115 £99 - £185 Get exact price

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£143 £125 - £251 Get exact price

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£252 £123 - £739 Get exact price

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£112 £115 - £162 Get exact price

Lexus

£135 £111 - £249 Get exact price

Mazda

£91 £76 - £162 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£108 £98 - £194 Get exact price

MG

£122 £145 - £199 Get exact price

MINI

£110 £147 - £170 Get exact price

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£146 £119 - £200 Get exact price

Nissan

£91 £84 - £164 Get exact price

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£101 £95 - £163 Get exact price

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£203 £240 - £276 Get exact price

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£78 £109 - £109 Get exact price

Renault

£80 £77 - £151 Get exact price

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£119 £125 - £182 Get exact price

Saab

£132 £107 - £242 Get exact price

SEAT

£110 £98 - £200 Get exact price

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£123 £94 - £186 Get exact price

Smart

£107 £127 - £165 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£108 £177 - £177 Get exact price

Subaru

£144 £197 - £197 Get exact price

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£112 £86 - £204 Get exact price

Toyota

£158 £174 - £251 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£127 £110 - £219 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£139 £105 - £346 Get exact price

Volvo

£106 £73 - £180 Get exact price

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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a camshaft position sensor replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Camshaft Position Sensor replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£99.17

Camshaft position (CMP) sensor replacement

Nissan Almera
Kettering
£142.85

Camshaft position (CMP) sensor replacement

BMW 3 Series
Coulsdon
£119.28

Camshaft position (CMP) sensor replacement

Vauxhall Meriva
Sevenoaks
£101.51

Camshaft position (CMP) sensor replacement

Fiat Scudo
Farley