Things to Know About the Crankshaft Position Sensor in Your Mercedes
The crankshaft position sensor in your Mercedes-Benz is also known as the engine speed sensor. This sensor is part of your vehicle’s fuel injection and ignition system. Its job is to measure the engine’s RPM as well as the engine’s crankshaft position. If this part fails, your car will not start, leaving you stranded.
Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure Warning Signs
It is common for a crankshaft position sensor to have issues in a Mercedes-Benz. There are sometimes warning signs that you may see before complete failure occurs. If you come across any of the following issues, give us a call and we can perform an inspection and replace your sensor if needed.
It might become difficult to start your car. Sometimes you may have to try several times to get your car to start, while at other times it might start right away. This will happen more often when the engine is still hot.
Stalls or Misfires While Running
If your car dies while you are driving down the road, this can be a sign that your crankshaft position sensor is going bad. This can be dangerous and lead to an accident in some situations. Your car may also backfire and idle roughly. Have your vehicle checked out immediately if you notice these symptoms.
When you give your vehicle gas, it shouldn’t hesitate to move. If it does, and your car is accelerating slowly or has difficulty maintaining its speed, this can be very dangerous. When you don’t have proper acceleration, you may not be able to move out of the way of other vehicles quick enough. If you come to an emergency situation where you need to accelerate quickly to get out of the way of danger, you will not be able to do so. If the sensor is failing, it isn’t sending accurate information to the computer. This improper information will not allow the engine’s pistons to accurately synchronize, slowing down your vehicle’s response time.
Bad Fuel Efficiency
Your crankshaft position sensor might be the issue if you are experiencing poor fuel efficiency. If your car seems to be running alright otherwise, and you have had all of your scheduled maintenance performed, your sensor may be the offender.
Check Engine Light is On
You know that you have some sort of problem if your check engine light is illuminated. If you are experiencing any of the above issues along with the light you could have a bad sensor. Let your mechanic know about any of the issues that you have been having. They will be able to run a diagnostic tool to find your problem.
Mercedes-Benz vehicles are timeless and are at the forefront of luxury and quality. They have the reputation of being innovative and on the cutting edge of technology. Even though they are at the top of their game, they do have some issues just like any other vehicle. Let us help you keep your car in tip-top shape.
Allowing our highly trained mechanics to maintain your car, you can rest assured that your car will be in peak condition. Here at Glenwood Foreign Car, we will provide you with dealership quality Mercedes-Benz services. We will take care of all of your needs without any hassles.
Other Common Mercedes-Benz issues we have encountered:
• Balance shaft failures
• Gas tank leaks
• Power steering leaks/damages
• Faulty air hoses
We also perform:
• Brake repairs and maintenance
• Check engine light diagnosis
• Engine repair and maintenance
• Fuel system repairs
• Tire rotation and wheel alignments
We have been in operation since 1977, and we have earned the reputation as the area’s preferred service center for foreign car repair. Our highly trained technicians can quickly diagnose your issues and find a solution to your problem.
We have partnered with Bosch Service as an independent service center. Bosch is the world’s largest equipment manufacturer. This allows us to provide you with high-quality parts to service your vehicle.
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If you are in the areas of Upper Makefield Township, Yardley, Newton, or Morrisville, PA and are tired of dealing with overpriced dealership services give us a call. Contact us today to schedule your service appointment. You can reach our Glenwood Foreign Car office at 215-736-8888.
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