The most common symptom associated with a bad or failing crankshaft position sensor is difficulty starting the vehicle. The crankshaft position sensor monitors the position and speed of the crankshaft and other parameters that play an important role when starting the engine.

Will a bad O2 sensor cause a car not to start?

The O2 sensor will not cause the no start. The no start can be caused by the fuel pump or the ignition system. You should check the engine for spark and fuel pressure, when it is not turning on to help narrow the problem down.

What causes no spark and no fuel?

The most common cause for a misfire is a problem related to the ignition system. Misfiring can be caused by loss of spark; imbalanced air/fuel mixture; or loss of compression. This includes worn, fouled or damaged spark plugs, bad plug wires or a cracked distributor cap.

Where is a crankshaft sensor located?

The crankshaft sensor is usually located near the bottom of the block, toward the front of the engine. In most cases, you'll find it behind the harmonic balancer.

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