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Temporary Fix for Crankshaft Position Sensor (Explained)

Updated: Feb 1

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If the crankshaft position sensor (CKP) malfunctions, it can lead to a range of potentially severe issues with your vehicle, such as reduced fuel efficiency, misfires, hesitation during acceleration, and even engine stalling or failure to start.

Some people may want to try a temporary fix for the crankshaft position sensor as a way to get by until they can do a permanent fix. There are a few options you can try such as cleaning the sensor and resetting the ECU.

In this article, we will explain if it's possible to temporarily fix the crankshaft sensor and the different ways you can do this. We'll also explain the signs and causes of a sensor failure and what happens if you don't fix it.

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