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Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor by BWD (part#CSS718) / Sensors

Part No. CSS718 Warranty  
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Brand: BWD
Advance Auto Parts Part#: 15970008
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  • Ford
    • Crown Victoria
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford Crown Victoria (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2004
        • 2004 Ford Crown Victoria (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford Crown Victoria (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2002
        • 2002 Ford Crown Victoria (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2001
        • 2001 Ford Crown Victoria (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2000
        • 2000 Ford Crown Victoria (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 1999
        • 1999 Ford Crown Victoria (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • E-150 Econoline
      • 2002
        • 2002 Ford E-150 Econoline (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2002 Ford E-150 Econoline (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2001
        • 2001 Ford E-150 Econoline (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2000
        • 2000 Ford E-150 Econoline (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • E-250 Econoline
      • 2001
        • 2001 Ford E-250 Econoline (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
    • E-350 Econoline
      • 2002
        • 2002 Ford E-350 Econoline (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
    • E350 Econoline
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford E350 Econoline (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
    • Excursion
      • 2002
        • 2002 Ford Excursion (6.8L 415CI V10 FI VIN: S)
      • 2001
        • 2001 Ford Excursion (6.8L 415CI V10 FI VIN: S)
      • 2000
        • 2000 Ford Excursion (6.8L 415CI V10 FI VIN: S)
    • Expedition
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford Expedition (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
      • 2004
        • 2004 Ford Expedition (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2004 Ford Expedition (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford Expedition (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2003 Ford Expedition (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2002
        • 2002 Ford Expedition (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2002 Ford Expedition (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2001
        • 2001 Ford Expedition (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2001 Ford Expedition (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2000
        • 2000 Ford Expedition (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: 6)
        • 2000 Ford Expedition (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2000 Ford Expedition (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
    • Expedition Eddie Bauer
      • 2007
        • 2007 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
      • 2006
        • 2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
    • Expedition XLT
      • 2007
        • 2007 Ford Expedition XLT (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
      • 2006
        • 2006 Ford Expedition XLT (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
    • Explorer
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford Explorer (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2004
        • 2004 Ford Explorer (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford Explorer (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2002
        • 2002 Ford Explorer (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • Explorer Eddie Bauer
      • 2006
        • 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: 8)
    • F-150 FX4
      • 2006
        • 2006 Ford F-150 FX4 (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
    • F-150 Lariat
      • 2006
        • 2006 Ford F-150 Lariat (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
        • 2006 Ford F-150 Lariat (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: V - Flex)
    • F-150 STX
      • 2006
        • 2006 Ford F-150 STX (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • F-150 XLT
      • 2007
        • 2007 Ford F-150 XLT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2007 Ford F-150 XLT (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
      • 2006
        • 2006 Ford F-150 XLT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2006 Ford F-150 XLT (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
        • 2006 Ford F-150 XLT (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: V - Flex)
    • F-250 Super Duty XLT
      • 2006
        • 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
    • F150 FX4
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford F150 FX4 (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
    • F150 Lariat
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford F150 Lariat (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
    • F150 Pickup
      • 2004
        • 2004 Ford F150 Pickup (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2004 Ford F150 Pickup (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford F150 Pickup (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: 6)
        • 2003 Ford F150 Pickup (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2003 Ford F150 Pickup (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2002
        • 2002 Ford F150 Pickup (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: 6)
        • 2002 Ford F150 Pickup (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2002 Ford F150 Pickup (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2001
        • 2001 Ford F150 Pickup (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2001 Ford F150 Pickup (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
    • F150 Pickup Heritage
      • 2004
        • 2004 Ford F150 Pickup Heritage (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • F150 Pickup Lightning
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford F150 Pickup Lightning (5.4L 330CI V8 FI Supercharged VIN: 3)
    • F150 STX
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford F150 STX (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • F150 XL
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford F150 XL (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • F150 XLT
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford F150 XLT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
        • 2005 Ford F150 XLT (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
    • F250 Super Duty
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
    • F250 Super Duty Pickup
      • 2004
        • 2004 Ford F250 Super Duty Pickup (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford F250 Super Duty Pickup (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2002
        • 2002 Ford F250 Super Duty Pickup (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 2001
        • 2001 Ford F250 Super Duty Pickup (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
    • F350 Super Duty Pickup
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty Pickup (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
    • Mustang Cobra
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford Mustang Cobra (4.6L 281CI V8 FI Supercharged VIN: Y)
      • 1999
        • 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: V)
    • Mustang GT
      • 2008
        • 2008 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: H)
      • 2007
        • 2007 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: H)
      • 2006
        • 2006 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: H)
      • 2005
        • 2005 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI )
      • 2004
        • 2004 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: X)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: X)
      • 2002
        • 2002 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: X)
      • 2001
        • 2001 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: X)
      • 2000
        • 2000 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: X)
      • 1999
        • 1999 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: X)
    • Mustang Mach 1
      • 2004
        • 2004 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: R)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: R)
  • Lincoln
    • Aviator
      • 2005
        • 2005 Lincoln Aviator (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: H)
      • 2004
        • 2004 Lincoln Aviator (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: H)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Lincoln Aviator (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: H)
    • Navigator
      • 2005
        • 2005 Lincoln Navigator (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: 5)
      • 2004
        • 2004 Lincoln Navigator (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: R)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Lincoln Navigator (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: R)
      • 2002
        • 2002 Lincoln Navigator (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: R)
      • 2001
        • 2001 Lincoln Navigator (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: A)
      • 2000
        • 2000 Lincoln Navigator (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
      • 1999
        • 1999 Lincoln Navigator (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: A)
      • 1998
        • 1998 Lincoln Navigator (5.4L 330CI V8 FI VIN: L)
    • Town Car
      • 2000
        • 2000 Lincoln Town Car (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 1999
        • 1999 Lincoln Town Car (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • Town Car Signature
      • 2003
        • 2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2000
        • 2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
  • Mercury
    • Grand Marquis
      • 2005
        • 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2004
        • 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2003
        • 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2002
        • 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2001
        • 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2000
        • 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 1999
        • 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • Mountaineer
      • 2003
        • 2003 Mercury Mountaineer (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
      • 2002
        • 2002 Mercury Mountaineer (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)
    • Mountaineer Premier
      • 2004
        • 2004 Mercury Mountaineer Premier (4.6L 281CI V8 FI VIN: W)


Custom magnetic circuit programming calibrates the sensor while performance testing for improved timing accuracy between the target wheel and sensor output. Advanced circuitry protects the system from stray electromagnetic fields and power spikes.
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Connector Gender:Female
Terminal Gender:Male

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  • Q:

    where is the crank shaft position sensor located on a '97 Triton V10?
    Asked on 5/5/2014 by tom shredder

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hi tom shredder, great question! The location image of this sensor has been sent to your email address provided for your kind reference.

      Answered on 5/6/2014 by Vincent from AAP
  • Q:

    where is this part located on a 5.8L triton V8 in a 2007 Ford Expedition?
    Asked on 4/8/2014 by nick

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hi Nick, glad to assist you! The crankshaft position sensor on your Ford Expedition should be located on the lower front of the engine right besides the largest pulley that the belt goes around.

      Answered on 4/8/2014 by Vincent from AAP
  • Q:

    where is crankshaft sensor located on 2001 F 150 supercrew with 4.6 motor can you email diagram
    Asked on 12/22/2013 by ford from montoursville PA

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hi Ford, great question! The crankshaft sensor is located on the bottom front of the motor under the A/C compressor. It bolts through the timing chain cover. You have to loosen the A/C compressor and slide it out away from the motor to remove the sensor. For help with your project, I recommend purchasing a repair manual specifically for your vehicle. This should be able to assist you further into detail on how to repair or replace specific parts.

      Answered on 12/23/2013 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    How do you replace the crankshaft sensor on a 2001 Mustang GT?

    Thanks
    Asked on 10/9/2013 by Big Boy

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hi Big Boy, kindly follow the instructions to replace the BWD Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor - Part No. CSS718 on your 2001 Mustang GT. Disconnect the battery ground (negative) cable to prevent accidental shorts that could damage the electronic control module. It is on the front of the engine, on the end of the cylinder head on the right side. Disconnect the three wires that lead to the crankshaft sensor. One of these is the current feed, and the other two are the ground wire and the sensor's output. Keep track of which is which--They will connect to the corresponding places on the replacement sensor. Remove the crankshaft position sensor. The sensor will typically be fitted into a bracket hole and will be secured with a small bolt, which must be removed. Install the replacement sensor and connect the three wires. For the handful of crankshaft position sensors that need adjustment, you can often use a paper spacer placed on the end of the sensor. When finished, reconnect the battery.

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by Morgan from AAP
  • Q:

    How much is involved in replacing the Crankshaft position Sensor on a 2004 Lincoln Aviator?
    Asked on 8/11/2013 by Clarence from Triangle, VA.

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      We greatly appreciate your interest in Advance Auto Parts. For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 8/11/2013 by Morgan from AAP
  • Q:

    can you e-mail instructions for installation
    Asked on 6/23/2013 by Jerry

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Kindly follow the instructions for BWD Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor (Part No. CSS718) installation. The instructions are: 1. Insert the square tip of a socket wrench into the square hole in the center of the serpentine belt’s adjustment pulley, 2. Pull the adjustment pulley toward the engine with the socket wrench to release the tension on the serpentine belt, then pull the belt off the air conditioning compressor’s pulley, 3. Remove the bolts which secure the air conditioning compressor to its mounting brackets with an open-end wrench, then position the compressor to the side of the engine compartment. Do not disturb the hoses that attach to the compressor, 4. Pull the electrical connection off the crankshaft sensor, 5. Remove the two bolts that secure the crankshaft sensor against the engine with an open-end wrench, then slide the sensor out of the engine, 6. Slide the new crankshaft sensor into the engine, then install and tighten the sensor’s two securing bolts with an open-end wrench, 7. Press the electrical connection onto the crankshaft sensor, 8. Position the air conditioning compressor against its mounting brackets, then install and tighten the compressor’s bolts with an open-end wrench, 9. Pull the serpentine belt’s adjustment pulley toward the engine with the socket wrench, then position the belt onto the air compressor’s pulley. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 6/23/2013 by Max from AAP
  • Q:

    how to replace crankshaft sensor on 2002 ford f150
    Asked on 2/19/2012 by Keith from villa rica ga.

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      The instructions to replace your crankshaft sensor has been emailed to your email address.

      Answered on 2/20/2012 by Dennis from AAP
  • Q:

    were is it located on my car.
    Asked on 12/6/2010 by Anonymous

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      I would recommend purchasing a Haynes Reapir Manual for your vehicle online or at your local Advance Auto Parts store that will inform you of the location and how to install the new sensor.

      Answered on 12/7/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
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      A:

      For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

      Answered on 12/7/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
  • Q:

    Where do I find the crankshaft position sensor on a 2003 lincoln town car?
    Asked on 3/9/2010 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      We have a Haynes Reapir Manual on your vehicle available for purchase online and in your local Advance Auto Parts store that will inform you of the location and how to install the new sensor.

      Answered on 3/11/2010 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
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