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Volkswagen Jetta 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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Volkswagen Jetta Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Volkswagen Jetta Camshaft Position Sensor Replacement is $289. 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 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L L4 Turbo GLI
120,000 miles
Janice T  • 
September 16, 2020 10:56 PM  • 
Sacramento CA 95841
$441
7.90  hrs
3.20  hrs
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
130,000 miles
Debra S  • 
September 8, 2020 9:29 PM  • 
San Bernardino CA 92405
$112
1.70  hrs
0.70  hrs
2001 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L L4 Turbo
137,000 miles
Darren H  • 
September 3, 2020 1:04 AM  • 
Tucson AZ 85705
$426
7.10  hrs
3.20  hrs
2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L L4
95,000 miles
Fred N  • 
August 29, 2020 5:09 PM  • 
Rancho Cordova CA 95670
$466
4.50  hrs
3.30  hrs
2004 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L L4
95,000 miles
Fred N  • 
August 29, 2020 3:53 PM  • 
Rancho Cordova CA 95670
$466
5.50  hrs
3.20  hrs
2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L L4 Turbo ...
135,000 miles
Melissa D  • 
August 29, 2020 2:23 PM  • 
Phoenix AZ 85085
$291
4.70  hrs
2.60  hrs
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L L4 Turbo
110,000 miles
Deonna J  • 
August 17, 2020 9:39 AM  • 
Sacramento CA 95832
$355
7.20  hrs
2.70  hrs
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5 SEL
118,402 miles
Asia B  • 
August 12, 2020 7:41 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90002
$104
2.10  hrs
0.90  hrs
2013 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
104,800 miles
Michael G  • 
July 29, 2020 3:40 PM  • 
San Diego CA 92120
$156
3.90  hrs
1.20  hrs
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5 SE
50,000 miles
Luigi A  • 
July 16, 2020 5:34 PM  • 
San Francisco CA 94114
$161
1.30  hrs
0.70  hrs
2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L L4 Turbo ...
80,000 miles
Holly R  • 
July 11, 2020 12:12 AM  • 
Roseville CA 95661
$355
3.60  hrs
2.40  hrs
2009 Volkswagen Jetta
85,000 miles
Fortino G  • 
July 7, 2020 7:07 PM  • 
Santa Ana CA 92707
$112
1.50  hrs
0.80  hrs
2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5 S
144,000 miles
Andrew S  • 
May 30, 2020 1:00 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89115
$161
3.30  hrs
0.60  hrs
2010 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
125,000 miles
Osvaldo A  • 
April 21, 2020 4:05 AM  • 
San Jose CA 95122
$155
2.30  hrs
0.60  hrs
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L L4 Turbo
74,000 miles
Jeffrey S  • 
April 13, 2020 6:16 PM  • 
Riverside CA 92506
$341
4.20  hrs
2.50  hrs
1999 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L L4
175,000 miles
Joseph S  • 
February 19, 2020 9:00 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89103
$420
7.10  hrs
3.30  hrs
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
118,000 miles
Crystal O  • 
February 6, 2020 12:00 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90803
$157
1.10  hrs
0.70  hrs
2012 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
90,000 miles
Malynda K  • 
December 1, 2019 8:19 PM  • 
Anaheim CA 92807
$162
3.00  hrs
0.60  hrs
2008 Volkswagen Jetta
130,000 miles
Allie S  • 
November 16, 2019 11:00 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90046
$151
1.00  hrs
0.60  hrs
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS
173,000 miles
Osias C  • 
August 24, 2019 5:14 PM  • 
Moreno Valley CA 92553
$482
5.00  hrs
3.40  hrs
2013 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
100,000 miles
Guadalupe H  • 
July 22, 2019 8:00 AM  • 
Oxnard CA 93030
$425
5.80  hrs
4.60  hrs
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL
155,000 miles
Christian B  • 
May 21, 2019 9:00 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90036
$538
4.00  hrs
3.20  hrs
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SE
85,000 miles
Stephanie L  • 
May 18, 2019 1:00 PM  • 
Pomona CA 91767
$153
2.70  hrs
0.50  hrs
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5
150,000 miles
Vanessa R  • 
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Los Angeles CA 90019
$468
5.30  hrs
3.30  hrs
2009 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L L5 SE
175,000 miles
Jason H  • 
 • 
San Clemente CA 92672
$149
3.50  hrs
0.40  hrs
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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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