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Nissan Sentra Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement

The camshaft position sensor relays important information from your camshaft to the engine control module (ECM). The cost of a camshaft position sensor replacement depends on the year, make, and model of your vehicle.

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Nissan Sentra Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Nissan Sentra Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement is $171. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4 S
120,000 miles
Gabriela C  • 
September 7, 2020 8:29 PM  • 
Chino CA 91710
$100
5.20  hrs
0.80  hrs
2014 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
80,000 miles
Brianetta E  • 
September 2, 2020 2:28 PM  • 
Tempe AZ 85283
$362
3.20  hrs
1.50  hrs
2017 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
55,000 miles
Jordan C  • 
August 30, 2020 3:28 PM  • 
Tempe AZ 85282
$390
1.60  hrs
1.50  hrs
2018 Nissan Sentra
6,000 miles
Monique P  • 
August 25, 2020 8:01 PM  • 
Vallejo CA 94590
$362
2.50  hrs
0.80  hrs
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
155,000 miles
Melanie S  • 
August 12, 2020 7:18 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89122
$100
1.10  hrs
0.70  hrs
2012 Nissan Sentra
133,332 miles
Aaliyah W  • 
July 20, 2020 3:00 AM  • 
Bellflower CA 90706
$134
1.50  hrs
0.40  hrs
2008 Nissan Sentra
180,000 miles
K T  • 
June 24, 2020 1:49 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92117
$127
1.40  hrs
0.60  hrs
2002 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
127,000 miles
Rocky K  • 
June 12, 2020 10:28 PM  • 
Chandler AZ 85224
$101
2.00  hrs
0.50  hrs
2010 Nissan Sentra 2.0L L4 SL
94,000 miles
Stephanie L  • 
May 26, 2020 10:05 AM  • 
Fallbrook CA 92028
$154
4.30  hrs
0.60  hrs
2000 Nissan Sentra 2.0L L4
190,000 miles
Angela S  • 
May 12, 2020 5:57 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89104
$100
4.30  hrs
0.60  hrs
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
240,000 miles
Victorio E  • 
April 30, 2020 3:30 PM  • 
Henderson NV 89074
$101
1.70  hrs
0.50  hrs
2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
240,000 miles
Victorio E  • 
April 19, 2020 2:59 PM  • 
Henderson NV 89074
$101
3.90  hrs
0.70  hrs
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
100,000 miles
Dylan W  • 
March 20, 2020 11:44 PM  • 
Antelope CA 95843
$108
4.30  hrs
0.50  hrs
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
106,000 miles
Orion B  • 
March 3, 2020 10:07 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92106
$106
2.60  hrs
0.80  hrs
2006 Nissan Sentra
182,000 miles
Shirley T  • 
February 28, 2020 11:34 PM  • 
Hemet CA 92543
$104
1.30  hrs
0.80  hrs
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
210,000 miles
Donna H  • 
February 12, 2020 5:48 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90039
$91
2.10  hrs
0.60  hrs
2001 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4
98,000 miles
Ellis D  • 
January 27, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
North Las Vegas NV 89032
$106
4.50  hrs
0.70  hrs
2008 Nissan Sentra Base
97,134 miles
Lynn J  • 
August 27, 2019 3:30 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90058
$171
2.60  hrs
0.50  hrs
2019 Nissan Sentra Nismo
131,162 miles
Isaias S  • 
August 27, 2019 7:31 AM  • 
Fairfield CA 94533
$271
2.00  hrs
1.50  hrs
2014 Nissan Sentra S
74,000 miles
Diana O  • 
May 30, 2019 8:00 AM  • 
Anaheim CA 92804
$379
1.90  hrs
1.20  hrs
2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L L4 S
180,000 miles
Joann G  • 
 • 
Sacramento CA 95821
$110
4.30  hrs
0.70  hrs
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Sep 11, 2020 3:48 PM
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What is a Camshaft Position Sensor?

The camshaft position sensor relays important information from the camshaft to the engine control module (ECM). The ECM needs to know both the position and the timing of the camshaft from the sensor, in order to help the engine and ignition operate properly and efficiently.

Attached to the camshaft is a notched or toothed wheel, which works with the camshaft position sensor, and rotates along with the camshaft. The camshaft position sensor gets the position and timing speed information from the wheel, and the sensor sends it to the ECM. The camshaft position sensor allows the ECM to know when to fire the fuel injectors. The ECM may also use the camshaft information from the sensor to determine ignition timing and variable valve timing. The sensor also helps the engine is having a misfiring issue.

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Signs of a malfunctioning Camshaft Position Sensor

Check engine light is on

Your vehicle's check engine sensor light can come on for a variety of reasons. One of them is a position sensor that is broken. A check engine sensor light could be symptom of a camshaft sensor that needs a replacement.

Performance problems

If the camshaft position sensor isn’t working properly, the ECM won’t have the information it needs, leading to potential incorrect ignition timing and poor engine performance. When the position sensor needs a replacement, the engine won’t operate correctly, and you’ll likely experience a lack of power, some rough riding, and some misfiring. If your vehicle is experiencing these symptoms, you might want to get your camshaft sensor checked-out.

Stalling

A malfunctioning camshaft position sensor can also cause your vehicle to stall. When the camshaft sensor needs a replacement, the ECM isn’t getting the information it needs and the engine may not be able to idle. If your vehicle is frequently stalling, considering checking your position sensor.

Car won’t start

It’s also possible that an inoperable camshaft position sensor will keep the vehicle from even being able to start.

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How urgent is a Camshaft Position Sensor replacement?

A failing camshaft position sensor is unlikely to cause any further damage to your car. However, if you continue driving with a faulty camshaft sensor, your vehicle will be unreliable. A bad sensor leads to stalling issues and the camshaft sensor may even prevent your vehicle from starting. The sensor should be replaced as soon as possible.

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