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BWD Crankshaft Sensor

Part No. CSS53 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
  • 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
 
3.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (1)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

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4.0

Liked but don't know if it was the problem due to keep still

By 

from Camden NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

Good but no luck

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  • No

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4.0

Worked just fine.

By 

from Cary, NC

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

      The product was readily available and at a competitive price. It took a bit to wiggle it into position on the 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, but once it was in place it fit nicely and we easy enough to tighten. It stated a torque in the manual, but the location made that challenging; however, you can get it tight enough. It functioned properly from the start. The wire had to be unwound and pulled as it tended to bundle back up. It took a second pair of hands to thread it behind the bellhousing to the other connector, but once it was there it was fine.

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again

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      from winston salem nc

      About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Trucks

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

      hard to install. no room to reach to get to nut holding part on. would reconmend to have installed done by a shop or mechanic.

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      4.0

      working very good at this time .

      By 

      from OKC OK.

      About Me Mechanic

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      Pros

      • Exact Replacment

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

          Needs installation spacer.

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          • No

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          1.0

          Heat Sensitive!

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          from Goffstown NH

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Heat Sensitive
            • Incompatible

            Best Uses

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              If you plan on using this product on a Jeep/ or Chrysler. I would recommened paying a little more for a Mopar/Chrysler part.
              I had put two of these in my Jeep, and the PCM rejected both of them and would shutdown the engine when it warmed up.
              Don't get stranded 20 miles down the road because you wanted to save a few dollars.

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              4.0

              so far so good

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              from bmore md

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                ok so far cured the stalling issue

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                3.0

                Right fit; but, durable?

                By 

                from Triangle area, NC

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                3 or more reviews submitted

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Longevity in question

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                  This is the second unit I've installed in two years.
                  Still, the AA price vs. paying a mechanic to do the work for you is WELL worth the 45 mins it takes to install it on my Grand Cherokee.
                  My hope it that the first unit was simply faulty and not indicative of the the product.

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                  2.0

                  It's a 50-50 chance of bieng a good one

                  By 

                  from Jeffrey, WV

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Must test first

                  Best Uses

                  • Trucks

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                  Must test with a multimeter before installing, pins are A,B,C can't have continuity between A&B or B&C. If there is any continuity take back!

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                  9 Questions | 12 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Where is the crankshaft sensor located on my 1995 Grand Cherokee larado 4.0 ?
                    Asked on 6/20/2013 by Tim from West Alexandria oh.

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      With reference to your inquiry on the BWD Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor -part# CSS53, the crankshaft sensor on your 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo would be located under the hood at center of rear engine area on top driver's side of transmission bellhousing, mounted in bellhousing. 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 6/20/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Does the crankshaft sensor require the paper spacer on a 1996 jeep grand cherokee lareado 4.0 4x4 6 cylinder? I have been told yes and no
                    Asked on 1/22/2012 by Anonymous

                    2 answers

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                      A:

                      Yes, this part BWD Crankshaft Sensor, part number CSS53 manufactured by BWD fits your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 4x4 6 cylinder.
                      If the Crankshaft Sensor has the spacer already then you don't need the spacer, otherwise you will need a spacer while installing the Crankshaft Position Sensor on your vehicle 1996 jeep grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 4x4 6 cylinder because the SPACER creates the exact stand-off between the flywheel and the Crankshaft Position Sensor . If its not there the Crankshaft Position Sensor will send the PCU ( Power Control Unit ) inaccurate information.

                      Answered on 1/23/2012 by Aaron from AAP
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                      A:

                      Yes, this part BWD Crankshaft Sensor, part number CSS53 manufactured by BWD fits your 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 4x4 6 cylinder.
                      If the Crankshaft Sensor has the spacer already then you don't need the spacer, otherwise you will need a spacer while installing the Crankshaft Position Sensor on your vehicle 1996 jeep grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 4x4 6 cylinder because the SPACER creates the exact stand-off between the flywheel and the Crankshaft Position Sensor . If its not there the Crankshaft Position Sensor will send the PCU ( Power Control Unit ) inaccurate information.

                      Answered on 1/23/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I recently picked up the BWD "CSS51" sensor from my Advance store. This is not the correct part. Is the CSS53 the correct part for my 1993 Grand Cherokee 4.0l ?
                    Asked on 11/23/2011 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, CSS53 should work fine on your 1993 Grand Cherokee 4.0l.

                      Answered on 11/23/2011 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    where is the crankshaft sensor located on a 1994 jeep cherokee country 4.0 liter engine w/4 wheel drive.
                    Asked on 3/14/2011 by tracy from boston

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The crankshaft sensor is located on the right hand side of the valve cover right below the valve breather tube.

                      Answered on 3/15/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how do you instal it
                    Asked on 3/8/2011 by carrotcraft from wlfd. ct

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      I recommend purchasing a Haynes 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 3/9/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how do i instale
                    Asked on 9/25/2010 by speedy from san antoino tx

                    2 answers

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                      A:

                      For step by step instructions i recommend that you go to your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and purchase a repair manual.

                      Answered on 9/25/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                    • A:

                      with long socket extentions and long pliers or long magnet

                      Answered on 3/9/2011 by rube from Wfld Ct
                  • Q:

                    I have a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo w/4.0 liter engine, where is this sensot located
                    Asked on 6/22/2010 by Tom from Richardsviile, VA

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Under hood, center, rear engine area, top driver side of transmission bellhousing, mounted in bellhousing .

                      Answered on 6/22/2010 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    where is it located on the engine?
                    Asked on 6/3/2010 by Anonymous

                    2 answers

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                      A:

                      The location depends on what type of vehicle you have. To provide further assistance, can you provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle in question.

                      Answered on 6/3/2010 by Mike from AAP
                    • A:

                      where is the crankshaft sensor located on a 94 jeep country

                      Answered on 6/30/2010 by sam from easley,s.c.
                  • Q:

                    when repllacing the crankshaft sensor in a 96 grand cherokee i was told to use shoulder bolts for proper positioning is this true and are they carrier at AAP
                    Asked on 10/19/2009 by j from newark de

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, though but shoulder bolts are not available through the website, but you can vistit your local Advance Auto Parts to check the hardware selection.

                      Answered on 10/25/2009 by Paul from Advance Auto Parts
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