The camshaft synchronizer assembly consists of a camshaft position sensor mounted on an oil pump intermediate shaft. The synchronizer is driven off the camshaft, and sends the camshaft rotational position … Continue Reading What does a Camshaft Synchronizer Assembly do for your engine?
If you’re experiencing any of these seven symptoms of a bad mass air flow sensor, it’s worth taking a look in your engine bay to diagnose the problem.
The accelerator pedal sensor (APS) indicates the position of the accelerator on vehicle models with electronic throttle control. The APS is basically a throttle position sensor (TPS) with a pedal … Continue Reading What does an Accelerator Pedal Sensor do for your vehicle?
The vehicle speed sensor or VSS measures transmission/transaxle output or wheel speed. The engine control module (ECM) uses this information to modify engine functions such as ignition timing, air/fuel ratio, … Continue Reading Velocity Check: What does a Vehicle Speed Sensor do?
The knock sensor creates a voltage signal based on the vibrations caused by engine detonation. The computer uses this signal to retard timing when spark knock occurs. Where are these … Continue Reading Combustion Control: What does a Knock Sensor do?
The Air Charge / Manifold Temperature sensor is used by the computer to measure air density for fuel mixture control. The computer uses this information to trim the air/fuel ratio … Continue Reading What does an Air Charge / Manifold Temperature Sensor do?
The engine coolant temperature sensor changes resistance with the temp and is critical to many PCM functions such as fuel injection, ignition timing, variable valve timing and transmission shifting. Where … Continue Reading What does a Coolant Temperature Sensor do for your vehicle?
The BARO sensor reads the barometric pressure. The PCM uses this information to make adjustments to fuel trim and engine timing. The engine requirements are quite different when driving in … Continue Reading What does a Barometric Pressure Sensor do for your engine?
Automatic headlights help drivers to see and be seen on the road. Learn how they work and when they’re most useful while driving.
Oil is vital for your engine, but knowing when something is wrong with it is equally important. Here’s how your car’s oil pressure sensor can help.