Engine position sensors accurately communicate the engine position to the ECU. These sensors provide calculable data that signals the ECU to trigger or inhibit fuel injection and ignition, relative to the engine’s operating conditions.
Located in the cylinder head to monitor the position of the camshaft, camshaft sensors allow the correct timing of ignition. The crankshaft sensor detects the position of the crankshaft and allow the ECU to calculate its position, relative to the engine pistons.
Camshaft and crankshaft sensors can be used in tandem to monitor the relationship between the pistons and valves in the engine. This is particularly crucial in variable valve timing engines. The same sensor can be found in multiple locations on the engine, including the crank pulley, flywheel and camshaft.
Cambiare recently added 31 camshaft and crankshaft sensors to their already extensive range of engine position sensors. Covering more than 1.5 million vehicles on UK roads, highlights include;
- VE363702 – Cam/crankshaft sensor for Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 (2010-2014)
- VE363690 – Cam/crankshaft sensor for Nissan Juke 1.6 (2013>)
- VE363675 – Cam/crankshaft sensor for Ford Transit Mk7 2.2 (2011>)