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BWD Crankshaft Sensor

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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
  • 100% environmental, endurance and end-of-line testing for Timing, Pulse Width and Signal Amplitude ensures consistent product reliability
  • Featuring the broadest sensor coverage in the market, we meet the service professionals needs with the highest quality product every time he opens the box
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Connector Gender:Female (1)
Terminal Gender:Male (1)
Terminal Quantity:3
Terminal Type:Pin

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CARQUEST by BWDCrankshaft Sensor
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

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    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Mechanic (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

engine crankshaft position sensor

By 

from north fort myers , fl

About Me Casual Driver

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Trucks

    Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

    good product

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    • No

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fixed problem

    By 

    from Allentown,PA

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

        Fixed intermittant stalling issue

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        • No

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        1.0

        BWD Crank Position Sensor ~ Garbage

        By 

        from essex, md

        About Me Mechanic

        Pros

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

            BWD Parts are low end junk. This particular part has a .030 air gap card glued to insertion end. BWD used an inferior gummy glue tha made it virtually impossible to shear off, and OD is not a good snug fit. It fits very sloppy in housing. Sometimes you can get away with BWD cheap parts. But for this part I would spend a few dollars more and get something more reliable, and better built. After installing this piece of trash, I got a CPS made by OEM, that fit very nice, and air gap spacer sheared off perfectly. Of course ther is the Dealer Part avenue also.... very pricey though. I had to give 1 star because 0 was not an option!

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            5.0

            Good quality replacement crank sensor

            By 

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me Casual Driver, Mechanic

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              good quality part, just cost alot more than most crank sensors.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Crankshaft Sensor

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              from Gaston, SC

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              3 or more reviews submitted

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jeep wrangler

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              Fits and works great!

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              • Casual Driver

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              2.0

              This CPS didn't fit my 96 Cherokee Sport

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              from NYC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Incompatible

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                I ordered this CPS for my 1996 Jeep Cherokee Sport (4.0L) and the plug connector was different. I had to order the CPS from a 1997 model year which had the correct connector. The picture is accurate on the Advance Auto Parts website, so I would look at the plug first(and compare) before ordering to make sure you are ordering the right one.

                Another complaint I have is that when I removed my old CPS and compared it to this BWD CPS, you will notice that the wiring harness is a inch or two shorter. Didn't think much of it until I installed the CPS then tried connecting the plug. It was a pretty tight fit (meaning there wasn't much slack in the wiring harness).

                Works great though, I don't have any more stalling issues and starts right up every time.

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                3 Questions | 5 Answers
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                • Q:

                  I replaced the alternator, water pump, fuel pump, fuel filter, spark plugs, spark plug wires and air filter within the last 3 weeks. This was put into 1994 Jeep Cherokee Se 4.0L 5 speed. The car shuts off and won't startt. Could the Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor be bad?
                  Asked on 4/22/2014 by KO

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Hi KO, tricky question! The crankshaft position sensor may be the possible cause of the problem on your Jeep Cherokee. However, there could be many reasons causing this. The answer to this is perhaps more complicated than you think. This needs a mechanic's expertise to determine. 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 4/23/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                • Q:

                  When engine is hot (210+ but before red line) from 4x4 use, it cuts off and will not start till engine cools. I replaced coil pack with no improvement. Engine runs good w/200k+ miles. Could this be my problem?
                  Asked on 9/21/2010 by doug

                  2 answers

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                    A:

                    It may be the engine computer that is causing this. It would be sensing how hot you are allowing the vehicle to run and shut down to prevent damage to the engine.

                    Answered on 9/22/2010 by Mike from AAP
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                    A:

                    It might be an automatic cut off with in the system that way you dont mess up the engine by it overheating. But in order to be 100% sure of the problem i would recommend taking it to your local mechanic so they can diagnose the problem accurately.

                    Answered on 9/22/2010 by MARIE from AAP
                • Q:

                  how do i know if the crank sencer is going bad
                  Asked on 6/6/2010 by Anonymous from huntington wva

                  2 answers

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                    A:

                    A sign of the crank sensor going bad could be a no start condition a rough idle, or a spit and sputter condition.

                    Answered on 6/8/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                  • A:

                    IF YOU UNPLUG THE CRANK SENSOR AND THEN PLUG IT BACK IN AND THE ENGINE STARTS, YOU SHOULD PROBABLY REPLACE THE SENSOR OR YOU HAVE A BAD CONNECTION AT THE DISTRIBUTOR. THIS COMES FROM MY JEEP DEALER

                    Answered on 8/21/2010 by JOE from OCEANSIDE,NY
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