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Frequently asked questions about camshaft position sensor replacement & repairs

Read our answers to questions about camshaft position sensor replacement 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).

Is a faulty camshaft position sensor an MOT failure?

No, a faulty camshaft position sensor should normally not lead to an MOT failure. The sensor is not checked as part of an MOT.

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!

Check out the ClickMechanic price for a camshaft position sensor replacement. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price. These estimates may include Camshaft position (CMP) sensor.

Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a camshaft position sensor replacement, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average 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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