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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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CARQUEST by BWDCrankshaft Sensor
 
3.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Trucks (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual driver (4), Auto enthusiast (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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Crankshaft Sensor

If you are saving money buy this part yourself,if you chek around you will find discounts online for Advance. This part is located in a tight spot but was worth every penny.The dealer...Read complete review

If you are saving money buy this part yourself,if you chek around you will find discounts online for Advance. This part is located in a tight spot but was worth every penny.The dealer will cost you $400.00 to install. The part from Advance with discount cost me [$].You can't beat that,So shop Advance for great savings.Love them

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It worked, but not for long

If you are a Jeep owner and driving it for some time, you most likely had to replace the CPS/CKP at some point. The big problem is that there are many varying degrees...Read complete review

If you are a Jeep owner and driving it for some time, you most likely had to replace the CPS/CKP at some point. The big problem is that there are many varying degrees of quality as with he costs from 25-312 dollars...what? The stealer-ship was asking for $314 for the Mopar part and so I thought I would start more close to the bottom of the list.

Installation:
Sore forearm and banged knuckles later with 3 feet of wobble and extension later, old was out and the new was in. The power was reconnected and the turn of the key later, it start in less than the count of one. It was like new and no signs of issues which lead me to believe that it was all the CPS. The second week after install and I started to notice that the crank time was increased. The temperature was a little cooler and so I figured that was normal. The problems was that by the beginning of the third week and more normal temperatures, the cranking time was still noticeably longer and consistent. Not too long later, the CPS failed. Didn't even get to a month of use and it was as dead as the one I took out. The Ohm reading to the new one seemed to be similar to the old one I took out and that was not good.

I had my receipt and even the box, so off I went to my local Advance Auto store. Easy as could be, I had the new one in hand and was soon under my Jeep.

It started as like before... fast. Two days later, the time is noticeably longer. It is not a stretch that this one is not happy either. I am going to check the ground wires and other parts, but it looks like this is not a very durable part. If you look around on the net you'll run across a fella that points out that the magnetic field on an original Mopar is very strong and that most aftermarket parts have an almost faint field. I've ordered a Mopar CPS and will hopefully have better luck... by the way, the original old part had a noticeably stronger magnetic field compared to both of the replacements.

My Jeep:
ZJ 1997 Tsi 4.0L and no Mods or Lifts... mostly stock.

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4.0

This part senses my crankshaft

By 

from Front Royal, VA

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Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

This part fit well and works like it is supposed to. I installed on a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. This is a pain to replace. To save time and anguish I removed the transmission linkage mounting bracket (1 bolt, 1 nut and disconnected shift cable) and dropped the differential side of the front drive line. I used a 3/8 drive socket wrench with 6 inch and 20 inch extentions capped off with a nuckled 7/16 socket. The connector on mine was located on the passenger side in front of the bell housing, just below where the head connects to the engine block. Make sure you leave the sticker on the end of the new sensor; it is designed to set the gap between the sensor and the moving parts. Installation is done in reverse order of removal. My jeep would not start prior to installation of this part; it would just turn over forever. It started right away after installation of new sensor.

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5.0

Is what it is

By 

from Nashua NH

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Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

      So far so good

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      • No

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      4.0

      Worked like a charm

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

          Ive heard that only Mopar Crank sensors will work in jeeps or else it'll go out within a week, but this has proved me wrong. Works like it should. Pain to install, but its nice not to stall out anymore.

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          4.0

          The last one lasted five year.

          By 

          from Boling Springs, SC

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

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              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              The last one lasted five years, hope this one does the same.

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              • No

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              2.0

              It worked, but not for long

              By 

              from Boston, MA

              About Me DIY Mechanic

              Pros

              • Great While It Lasted

              Cons

              • Shockingly Short Life

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              If you are a Jeep owner and driving it for some time, you most likely had to replace the CPS/CKP at some point. The big problem is that there are many varying degrees of quality as with he costs from 25-312 dollars...what? The stealer-ship was asking for $314 for the Mopar part and so I thought I would start more close to the bottom of the list.

              Installation:
              Sore forearm and banged knuckles later with 3 feet of wobble and extension later, old was out and the new was in. The power was reconnected and the turn of the key later, it start in less than the count of one. It was like new and no signs of issues which lead me to believe that it was all the CPS. The second week after install and I started to notice that the crank time was increased. The temperature was a little cooler and so I figured that was normal. The problems was that by the beginning of the third week and more normal temperatures, the cranking time was still noticeably longer and consistent. Not too long later, the CPS failed. Didn't even get to a month of use and it was as dead as the one I took out. The Ohm reading to the new one seemed to be similar to the old one I took out and that was not good.

              I had my receipt and even the box, so off I went to my local Advance Auto store. Easy as could be, I had the new one in hand and was soon under my Jeep.

              It started as like before... fast. Two days later, the time is noticeably longer. It is not a stretch that this one is not happy either. I am going to check the ground wires and other parts, but it looks like this is not a very durable part. If you look around on the net you'll run across a fella that points out that the magnetic field on an original Mopar is very strong and that most aftermarket parts have an almost faint field. I've ordered a Mopar CPS and will hopefully have better luck... by the way, the original old part had a noticeably stronger magnetic field compared to both of the replacements.

              My Jeep:
              ZJ 1997 Tsi 4.0L and no Mods or Lifts... mostly stock.

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              • No

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              2.0

              97 ZJ 1 down 1 going

              By 

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Diy Jeep Mechanic

              Pros

              • Did Work Like New

              Cons

              • Didn't Work For Long

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              Jeeps and CPS issues seem to be close friends. You've probably heard all the same do-s 'n' don't-s about CPS brands. I read the positives here and hoped this might mean a good chance that my CPS purchase will last at least a year... hoped. In less than a month the CPS died. First week was great, started up fast and confident as it seemed to read the flywheel like a book, but by the second week, it seemed to need some reading glasses and by the third week it could use some Coke bottle glasses to see where the flywheel was at. Two days in to the third week I got one false start and soon it would not start at all. I still had the box and receipt and so I went to get an exchange and after the knuckle bang and forearm scrapes... you know what I mean... another CPS was in. I am in the third day as of this writing and the quick turn over of the engine is already getting longer. At this speed I'll have another dead CPS in about two weeks. I've ordered a MOPAR one and I hope the present one holds out until it arrives.

              Car info:
              ZJ 1997 Tsi with 4.0L and no mods or lifts.
              CPS dead and no DTC not even in-dash codes.
              Symptoms: cranking would start to take longer or in other words you would need to let the flywheel make quite a few revolutions before the ECM has an idea... more than the count of 3 before the vroom.

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              5.0

              Works Great

              By 

              from Ramstein,Germany

              About Me Casual Driver

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              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Difficult To Use

              Best Uses

              • Trucks

              Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

              This product works for what it was made for. It is very difficult to access the old one, and install the new one, but i got it in! The metal shield on the old sensor does not fit well on this one. I recommend fitting the metal shield on the new sensor prior to installation.

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              5.0

              Excellent part and service.

              By 

              from Byamon, PR

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • High-Performance
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                The part is an exact fit. The area where it goes is difficult to get too, but other than that, this part is perfect.

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                3.0

                product worked

                By 

                from ny

                About Me Casual Driver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use

                Best Uses

                • Trucks

                Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                Product was fine once we got the right one.

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                (8 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                For Automatic Trans

                By 

                from Saint Marys, GA

                About Me Jeep connissoeur

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Pain to install

                Best Uses

                  Comments about CARQUEST by BWD Crankshaft Sensor:

                  This is for the automatic transmission only.

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                  • Q:

                    how is the crankshaft sensor adjustable?
                    Asked on 5/21/2016 by country sweetheart from shawnee oklahoma

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Country Sweetheart, glad to assist you! Here are the instructions to adjust the crankshaft sensor. The first thing that you will need to do is get your battery ground disconnected. This will be the negative cable that you will need to deal with. Once the battery has been disconnected, you are ready to try to find the location of the crankshaft position sensor. You now need to get the wires disconnected that happen to lead to the sensor of your crankshaft. One of the wires that will need to be disconnected will be the current feed. The other ones that you disconnect will be the sensor output and the ground wire. It is now time for you to remove your crankshaft position sensor. You are now ready to get your replacement sensor installed. You will also need to get the 3 wires reconnected. It is common that these sensors will simply lock into position without any adjustment. However, if your sensor happens to be on the side of your engine, then you are going to need to get a new O ring installed. Use a paper spacer at the end of the sensor if the crankshaft position sensor needs adjustment.

                      Answered on 5/23/2016 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how is the crankshaft sensor adjustable?
                    Asked on 5/21/2016 by country sweetheart from shawnee oklahoma

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                      A:

                      Hi Country Sweetheart, glad to assist you! Here are the instructions to adjust the crankshaft sensor. The first thing that you will need to do is get your battery ground disconnected. This will be the negative cable that you will need to deal with. Once the battery has been disconnected, you are ready to try to find the location of the crankshaft position sensor. You now need to get the wires disconnected that happen to lead to the sensor of your crankshaft. One of the wires that will need to be disconnected will be the current feed. The other ones that you disconnect will be the sensor output and the ground wire. It is now time for you to remove your crankshaft position sensor. You are now ready to get your replacement sensor installed. You will also need to get the 3 wires reconnected. It is common that these sensors will simply lock into position without any adjustment. However, if your sensor happens to be on the side of your engine, then you are going to need to get a new O ring installed. Use a paper spacer at the end of the sensor if the crankshaft position sensor needs adjustment.

                      Answered on 5/23/2016 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    where is the crankshaft position sensor located at on a 1999 jeep geand cherokee laredo
                    Asked on 12/31/2014 by johnny from hanover township pa

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Hi Johnny, I'm glad to help you! The crankshaft position sensor is mounted to the transmission bell-housing at the left/rear side of the engine block. The sensor is adjustable and is attached with one bolt. A wire shield/router is attached to the sensor.

                      Answered on 1/7/2015 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    what size bolt holds the sensor in on 2000 grand Cherokee?
                    Asked on 6/2/2014 by flounderocp from asheboro nc

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                      A:

                      Hi flounderocp, great question! They don't show specific bolt sizes in the Service Information unless it's a specialized fastener.

                      Answered on 6/3/2014 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    I read that this sensor, when installed on a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 Automatic, should have a paper spacer? Is this correct? And if so, does this part come with?
                    Asked on 9/5/2013 by Andy from Bristol, IN

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      This BWD Engine Crankshaft Position Sensor - part# CSS819 is an exact fit for your 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and it does not require a paper spacer for installation. 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 9/6/2013 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    1997 grand jeep cherokee larado stalls while driving dont know if its crankshaft sensor or cam sensor who knows which would cause this problem
                    Asked on 1/18/2013 by Rodney the Fatboy from woodbridge va.

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 1/19/2013 by Steve from AAP
                  • Q:

                    where is the crankshaft sensor located on a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee larado 4.0
                    Asked on 11/19/2012 by john doe from Indiana

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      The crankshaft sensor on your 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee larado should be located on the left side of the bell housing where it bolts to the engine. This BWD Crankshaft Sensor - part# CSS819 is an exact fit for your vehicle. For any further assistance, please 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 11/20/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    i have a 1990 chevy corsica lt with a 2.2 i noticed it was starting to run a little rough when you hit the gas then drove fine but today it was driven it ran fine after it was driven, then when we wanted to take a drive to get some kero for the house i started it up and was idling rough and when you placed it in reverse or drive it spit and sputtered and died it started back up with no issues again when placing it into drive or reverse it would idle rough then as you started to drive it would stall or drive rough spitting and sputtering like a foul plug or something like it wasnt getting fire or not enough fire so i took of a wire to the plug and it was throwing excellent spark,i was taught as a mechanic to see bad wires is to see in a dark area while the car is running to see if the wires had cracks in it but seeing a spark that was jumping to a ground or to the motor and the wires looked and seemed firm got any clues to what is causing the rough idle and rough drive and stalls
                    Asked on 10/9/2012 by arthur the mechanic from breezewood,pa

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      With reference to this BWD Crankshaft Sensor -part# CSS819, a bad crankshaft sensor may be the possible cause of the problem on your Chevy Corsica. When a crankshaft sensor is failing, certain timing problems will arise in engine function. The engine may start normally in some cases, but will cut off after a few minutes of operation. Sometimes the engine will be unable to start at all. 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 10/10/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    i have a 1998 jeep cherokee laredo 4.0 if is sitting for awhile it will start up with no issues but once it is running and driven then shut off it wont start back up i checked the ignition coil and had no fire so i replaced it then it started but again after driving it it wont start up again could it be the crankshaft sensor on the bellhousing that will keep from getting fire to the ignition coil a year ago i replaced the sensor due to it shutting off while driving it not its not getting fire to the coil i hope this will solve the issue if its the problem
                    Asked on 10/1/2012 by arthur the mechanic from mercersburg pa

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Yes, it could be a bad crankshaft sensor. When a crankshaft sensor is failing, certain timing problems will arise in engine function. The engine may start normally in some cases, but will cut off after a few minutes of operation. Sometimes the engine will be unable to start at all. Since the crankshaft sensor is responsible for engine timing, the driver may experience engine backfire or irregular rpm function, if the vehicle starts at all. Replacing the existing one with the BWD Crankshaft Sensor - Part No. CSS819 is the only option. 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 10/2/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                  • Q:

                    WHERE IS IT LOCATED IN THE ENGINE ON A 1998 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO
                    Asked on 9/30/2012 by EMILY from PIEDMONT,SC

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                      A:

                      The crankshaft sensor should be located behind the Harmonic balancer on your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 10/1/2012 by Steve from AAP
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