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BWD Crankshaft Sensor

Part No. CSS123 Warranty Details  

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CARQUEST by BWD is an aftermarket leader, providing a premium line of engine management products. BWD manufactures and distributes high technology critical components for late model domestic and import vehicles. BWD is constantly evolving to give customers the competitive edge they need to compete in today’s ever-changing marketplace.

Product Features:
  • Integrated A/D converter and digital signal processing with a dynamically adaptive switch point improves accuracy and operation
  • Advanced circuitry protects the system from stray electro-magnetic fields and power spikes
  • Custom magnetic circuit programming calibrates the sensor while performance testing for improved timing accuracy between the target wheel and sensor output
  • The sensor is constructed with an insert molded rare earth magnet and surface mount electronics in a sealed housing suitable for under-the-hood applications to allow the sensor to perform reliably while maintaining it compact shape.
  • 100% environmental, endurance and end-of-line testing for Timing, Pulse Width and Signal Amplitude ensures consistent product reliability
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Connector Gender:Female (1)
Terminal Gender:Male (1)
Terminal Quantity:3
Terminal Type:Blade

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CARQUEST by BWDCrankshaft Sensor
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (6)
  • Large cars (4)
  • Small cars (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (5), Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3), Truck enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Crankshaft Sensor

My GMC Sonoma kept giving me the fault code P1345. My code reader didn't have a definintion for this but a quick search revealed it to be the crankshaft position sensor. It was very...Read complete review

My GMC Sonoma kept giving me the fault code P1345. My code reader didn't have a definintion for this but a quick search revealed it to be the crankshaft position sensor. It was very simple to find and install once I realized the location. One 8mm bolt, unplug the wires and it was simple to reinstall this replacement. It included 2 shims yet I don't think I will need these as the old sensor didn't have any marks in it. I have hopes it will solve the check engine light and make the truck better on fuel.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Works as described

Works as described, priced a little too high though. Shims are supplied if needed.

Works as described, priced a little too high though. Shims are supplied if needed.

Reviewed by 15 customers

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5.0

Good

By 

from Germantown

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

Great product

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Worked well

By 

from Fielding Utah

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

Found the part ordered it walked in double checked part number took it home and installed it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

fit good

By 

from manassas,va

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Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

in my truck

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Crankshaft Sensor

By 

from Small town, Tennessee

About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Cars
    • Small Cars
    • Trucks

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

    My GMC Sonoma kept giving me the fault code P1345. My code reader didn't have a definintion for this but a quick search revealed it to be the crankshaft position sensor. It was very simple to find and install once I realized the location. One 8mm bolt, unplug the wires and it was simple to reinstall this replacement. It included 2 shims yet I don't think I will need these as the old sensor didn't have any marks in it. I have hopes it will solve the check engine light and make the truck better on fuel.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Important

    By 

    from La Blanca TX.

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    Verified Buyer
    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

      Fit perfectly and was Easy to install

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      ajunk

      By 

      from ohio

      About Me Casual Driver

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

          Only a year. Part failed. Less then a year. Didn't make it. I'm losing faith in this company.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          crank sensor

          By 

          from grand bay

          About Me Casual Driver

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good replacement

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              looked like original

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Excellent!

              By 

              from san antonio,tx

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Competitive Driver, Mechanic

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars
                • Small Cars
                • Trucks

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                I like the fact that they provide the shims needed for older cars. My 96 Astro purrs like a tiger now!Thanks!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Works as described

                By 

                from Welch, WV.

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy to install
                • Shims Supplied If Needed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                    Works as described, priced a little too high though. Shims are supplied if needed.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works like it should

                    By 

                    from Woodridge Il

                    About Me Mechanic

                    Verified Buyer
                    Helpful Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Cars
                      • Small Cars

                      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                      Easy to install A little High on cost

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      • Q:

                        I am going to replace the sensor in my 99 Tahoe will this need to be reprogrammed and how would I do this? Thank you.
                        Asked on 4/28/2016 by Todd from United States

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Yes, Todd, the BWD Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor - Part No. CSS123 need to be reprogrammed. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at: 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) or contact our "Live Chat" support and one of our Parts Pros will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 4/29/2016 by Steve from AAP
                      • Q:

                        Could I use this on a small engine?

                        Is this sensor triggered by the most any OE reluctor wheel?

                        Do you offer a wheel that would work with this sensor?
                        Asked on 1/5/2015 by Scott from United States

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Scott! We only claim this sensor to work on the vehicles we catalog. Also, I can only look them up by a vehicle. Currently, we do not offer the reluctor for this application.

                          Answered on 1/9/2015 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        I have 1996 GMC Sierra 4.3 V6. If I replace the Crankshaft Senor does the pcm have to be programmed for new sensor?
                        Asked on 10/17/2014 by Jason from Crossville, TN

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          Hi Jason, good question! Generally, it's not required. In some cases, you need to program a sensor. I have forwarded the instructions to your email address so you can take a look on that for more information.

                          Answered on 10/20/2014 by Solomon
                      • Q:

                        Does my 1994 Chevy S10 blazer have this part and if so where is it located Ive done tried the bottom of the motor behind the harmonic balancer and its not there
                        Asked on 9/7/2013 by Chris from greenville,SC

                        2 answers

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor - Part No. CSS123, there is no Crankshaft Position Sensor on 1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer. But it have a Camshaft sensor that works the same. For 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 9/8/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                        • A:

                          Some 1994 S-series have a crankshaft position sensor but are not in use. I have a 1994 s10 with the CPI and it has a crankshaft position sensor by my harmonic balancer but my computer does not use it. 1994 - 1995 are crossover years into the OBDII systems in 96' - up.

                          Answered on 11/18/2013 by Joe from Indiana
                      • Q:

                        1997 chev 1500 p/u 5.7 l or 350 where is the crank shaft sensor located?
                        Asked on 8/12/2013 by lawnguy from United States florida

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor - part# CSS123, the crankshaft sensor on your 1997 Chevy 1500 P/U 5.7L would be located on the bottom passenger's side of the engine timing chain cover. 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 8/13/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                      • Q:

                        If I replace this does the PCM need reprogrammed to relearn the new sensor? I need to know because I dont have access to a PCM programmer.
                        Asked on 5/1/2013 by chris

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor - Part No. CSS123, when the crankshaft position sensor is replaced, it must be reprogrammed to the PCM. Without reprogramming, the PCM cannot properly determine the position of the crankshaft. For any further assistance, you may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 5/1/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I have 1999 GMC jimmy 4.3L, where is crankshaft sensor location?
                        Asked on 2/2/2013 by Richard from United States

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Crankshaft Sensor - Part No. CSS123 the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor on your 1999 GMC Jimmy 4.3L is located within the distributor. 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 2/2/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I have 1999 GMC jimmy, where is crankshaft sensor located?
                        Asked on 2/2/2013 by Richard from United States

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Crankshaft Sensor - Part No. CSS123 the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor on your 1999 GMC Jimmy is located within the distributor. 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 2/2/2013 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I have a 1998 silverado 4x4 5.7 vortec. Had a multiple misfire cylinders 5 and 7. Replaced plugs, wires, cap, rotor and coil and fuel filter. Now I am recieving misfire cylinder 3. Truck runs very well. When running up long grade or towing small boat truck will begin to shutter. Leave off accelerator and gently back into it she will smooth out. Have been to two shops, injector/fuel system checked everything ok. Any suggestions? Thanks
                        Asked on 12/22/2012 by Frustrated with vehicle from Penna

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to your inquiry on BWD Crankshaft Sensor - Part No. CSS123 the possible reasons for a cylinder misfire are bad spark plugs or wires, respective fuel injector or ignition coil, distributor cap etc. A bad fuel pump will not cause misfire on one cylinder. Least possible options are broken valve spring, vacuum leak etc. Please check for last two options as you have replaced/repaired almost every other part mentioned above. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

                          Answered on 12/23/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                      • Q:

                        I have a 2001 Chavrolet S-10 Blazer 4x4, 4.3. The engine runs rough and is backfiring when the accelerator is pressed. I have changed the mass air flow sensor, map sensor, and replaced the ignition control module. The #1 & #2 cylinders have very weak spark. The engines idles fine but has a slight skip. What could be the problem?
                        Asked on 10/25/2012 by Jeff

                        1 answer

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                          A:

                          With reference to this BWD Crankshaft Sensor - part# CSS123. the crankshaft sensor may be the possible cause of the problem on your S-10 Blazer. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem. For any further assistance, you may also visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                          Answered on 10/25/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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