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BWD Crankshaft Sensor

Part No. CSS20P 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.

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  • All products are tested and inspected in an ISO 9000-compliant environment
  • State-of-the-art designs that meet or exceed OE specifications
  • Top-of-the-line quality and performance
  • With industry leading expertise, when original equipment fails our products are designed to fix the inherent failure issues
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CARQUEST by BWDCrankshaft Sensor
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Large cars (5)
  • Small cars (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Mechanic (4), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

rent proper tools!!!!!

The harmonic balancer needs to be pulled from the crankshaft to replace this part.

The harmonic balancer needs to be pulled from the crankshaft to replace this part.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad quality control. Buy Delphi

Do not buy this- Buy the Delphi instead. The first one I got had some epoxy spilled in the front sensor grooves. I exchanged that got another one, and when installed (And...Read complete review

Do not buy this- Buy the Delphi instead. The first one I got had some epoxy spilled in the front sensor grooves. I exchanged that got another one, and when installed (And CASE learned) it caused the car to throw codes, misfire, and the tach started acting erratically. Engine was revving at 4000, but tach would show 2000 or 3000 then spike up and down. Once the code was thrown for the crank sensor the tach started working again. Stay away from these. Either I got 2 from a bad batch, or these are all bad.

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5.0

The skip is gone, thank you

By 

from Auburn,NY

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Install

Cons

  • Had To Buy A Puller

Best Uses

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

    Ordered on line picked up at store, it doesn'T get any easier than that.

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    • No

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    5.0

    "I would buy this product again and again"

    By 

    from Anasco, P.R.

    About Me Competitive Driver, Mechanic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Cars

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

      Fair price and also GREAT quality.

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      5.0

      "on time"

      By 

      from Rockingham,NC

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Cars

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

        good buy.

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

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        from staunton va

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Cars
          • Small Cars
          • Trucks

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

          Well built part. Have used this brand in the past with no problems.

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          4.0

          Works like it should.

          By 

          from Goshen, IN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Common replacement part

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              Difficult to install, involves pulling crankshaft pulley.

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              • No

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              5.0

              gooood product!!!!

              By 

              from Joliet Illinois

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Best Part Overall

              Cons

              • None Found

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              Only hard thing about this part you have to remove Crank balancer. Since I have the tools anyway no problem for me. Do not understand other commenters having difficulty with the part as I never found anything with BWD parts not performing as I fix other peoples cars with BWD from Advance. yes some parts may be defective but as of yet it never happened with me as of yet. Always check wire harness as they can get dirty easy and clean with Contact Cleaner. You wont be sorry. While Balancer is off also clean vanes on balancer and check camshaft sensor itself as you have exposed it with balancer off and clean that also. Check belt also so you can do whole job at same time.

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              1.0

              BAD Part Buy the AC or Delphi One

              By 

              from Sidney, Ohio

              About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

              Pros

              • None

              Cons

              • Does not last

              Best Uses

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                I have bought this part and the First one only lasted 30 Mins. So i replaced it with another one and I got 3 days out of it. I'm going to the AC delco part. I would not waste My time on this one.

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                1.0

                Bad quality control. Buy Delphi

                By 

                from Michigan

                About Me Auto Enthusiast

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Caused Engine Codes
                  • Caused Tach To Act Oddly
                  • Epoxy All Over The Front
                  • Incompatible
                  • Poor Build Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                    Do not buy this- Buy the Delphi instead. The first one I got had some epoxy spilled in the front sensor grooves. I exchanged that got another one, and when installed (And CASE learned) it caused the car to throw codes, misfire, and the tach started acting erratically. Engine was revving at 4000, but tach would show 2000 or 3000 then spike up and down. Once the code was thrown for the crank sensor the tach started working again. Stay away from these. Either I got 2 from a bad batch, or these are all bad.

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                    4.0

                    keeping her going one part at a time....

                    By 

                    from upstate ny

                    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver, Do it Yourselfer

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                    3 or more reviews submitted

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Cars

                      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                      must pull the harmonic balancer off to get to crank senor.... will need 24mm short socket for balancer bolt....

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                      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      rent proper tools!!!!!

                      By 

                      from Poland, Maine

                      Verified Buyer
                      Helpful Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Cars

                        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                        The harmonic balancer needs to be pulled from the crankshaft to replace this part.

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                        • Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast
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                        • Q:

                          2000 chevey camaro
                          Asked on 12/15/2015 by donnie from south point,ohio

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Hi Donnie, I'm glad to assist you. This CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor (Part No. CSS20P) is an exact fit for your 2000 Chevrolet Camaro.

                            Answered on 12/16/2015 by Solomon from AAP
                        • Q:

                          How do I hold the crankshaft pulley from turning while I remove the pulley bolt? 95 Riviera,
                          Asked on 8/26/2013 by jimmy from hickory, nc

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor - Part No. CSS20P, there is a large hex wrench that fits into the balancer to hold the pulley while turning the bolt. 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 8/27/2013 by Morgan from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Where is the Crankshaft sensor located on a 2000 Pontiac GTP, 3.8L supercharged? What is the easiest way to get to it? Under the hood or under the car?
                          Asked on 1/16/2013 by Patrick from Virginia

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            This part BWD Crankshaft Sensor, Part No. CSS20P is an exact fit for your 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L supercharged. The crankshaft sensor on your vehicle 2000 Pontiac GTP, 3.8L supercharged should be located under the harmonic balancer.
                            For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 1/17/2013 by Aaron from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Where is this located on my 95 park ave
                          Asked on 9/3/2012 by sweetpea from mancelona,mi

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            This part BWD Crankshaft Sensor, Part No. CSS20P is an Exact fit for your 1995 Buick Park Avenue. It should be located under the hood on the passenger side, lower engine area at the rear of crankshaft pulley, mounted in timing cover.
                            For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                            Answered on 9/3/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Where is the crankshaft position sensor located in a 2002 grand prix 3.8
                          Asked on 4/29/2012 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The crankshaft position sensor on your 2002 Grand Prix should be located on the side of the engine facing the firewall, directly under the exhaust manifold.

                            Answered on 4/30/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          where is the crankshaft sensor on '96 camaro 3800
                          Asked on 1/25/2012 by Anonymous

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The crankshaft sensor on a 1996 Chevy Camaro 3800 is located in the block directly behind the crankshaft pulley.

                            Answered on 1/25/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                        • Q:

                          where is the crank shaft sensor on a 1994 buick lesabre
                          Asked on 12/20/2011 by beca from pittsbutgh, PA

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The crankshaft sensor from BWD is located on the right hand side of the valve cover right below the valve breather tube on a 1994 buick lesabre.

                            Answered on 12/21/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
                        • Q:

                          my 95 park avenue quits and then sometimes won't start for up to 45 min. The gas mileage aslo has gone from 29 to 21 mpg could the crank sensore be the problem
                          Asked on 12/10/2011 by sweatpea from mancelona,mi

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The crankshaft sensor may be the problem. 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.

                            Answered on 12/10/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                        • Q:

                          require special tool or or specific installation spec
                          Asked on 11/20/2011 by Anonymous from cleveland ohio

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            Depending on what car you have, the crank angle sensor is normally located behind your harmonic balancer, or somewhere close to the crank. To remove the harmonic balancer you'll first need to remove the drive belt then remove the bolts holding on the harmonic balancer. It won't usually come off easily so it'll need some persuasion with a few light taps from a hammer, or in severe cases a bearing puller. Once the balancer is removed access to the crank angle sensor is very easy. All you need to do is interchange the busted sensor for a new one.

                            Answered on 11/20/2011 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                        • Q:

                          Where is the crankshaft position sensor in a 96 Buick regal custom with a 3.8 v6? My car dies all of a sudden while driving down the road. Sometimes it will restart within seconds. Other times it was as long as ten minutes. does this sound like a crankshaft sensor?
                          Asked on 9/1/2011 by rick from winston salem NC

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            It might be the problem. The crankshaft position sensor is located at the under hood, passenger side, lower engine area, rear of crankshaft pulley, mounted in timing cover.

                            Answered on 9/2/2011 by Dennis from AAP
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