Used Citroen Crankshaft Sensors
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About Crankshaft Sensors
The Citroen crankshaft sensor is an important and clever electronic sensor which, along with the camshaft sensor, works in conjunction with the car's ECU, playing a crucial part in enabling the engine to run on time and smoothly.
The crankshaft sensor measures the speed that the crankshaft is rotating and sends this information to the ECU which uses it to determine and control the ignition and fuel injection timing of the engine, transmission changing and variable valve timing.
The crankshaft sensor is located underneath the bonnet at the front of the engine, usually on the crankshaft, the main crank pulley, the flywheel, or the camshaft. The crankshaft sensor is commonly replaced due to damage received in an accident or general wear and tear. Extremes of heat can cause the Citroen crankshaft sensor to burn out and damage from oil leaking into the sensor is also a factor that can lead to the sensor malfunctioning. If there is a problem with the crankshaft sensor the Check Engine light will illuminate on the dashboard.
If the engine is struggling with power; spluttering and stalling; having difficulty idling; or having issues with acceleration, it could be a broken crankshaft sensor. Often an initial indication that the crankshaft sensor has failed is an engine that won't start when it is hot but will start immediately when cold. If the crankshaft sensor is not working properly and this is ignored, it could lead to fatal engine failure. There are many problems that can arise with your car's cooling system so it is advisable to consult with your mechanic to establish the exact cause of the fault. When this vital part fails, replacing it with the Citroen crankshaft sensor will guarantee complete compatibility with the make and model of your vehicle.
- John Lennon appeared in an advert for the Citroën DS3, many years after his death. The advert caused quite a lot of public criticism for Yoko Ono, who agreed to the musician's likeness being used.
- After WWII, Michelin owned Citroën and wanted to make a car for the people. The Citroën 2CV was designed for driving on French roads, so it was incredibly sturdy, and tests were carried out by driving through ploughed fields with trays of eggs on the seats. Although changes in design happened, some version of the Citroën 2CV was in production from 1949 all the way through to 1990.
- In 1968, Citroën bought control of the Italian car firm Maserati. That purchase led to the design of the Citroën GT, which came with hydro-pneumatic suspension and a V6 engine. It did well in terms of sales, but production of the last version, the DS23 Pallas Electronique, was stopped in 1975 after the '73 oil crisis.
- At a recent count, Citroën cars have appeared in just under 1,800 films, with the most famous being the Citroën used in the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only. That film even had a tie-in car, a special edition Citroën that was emblazoned with the 007 logo and optional bullet hole stickers for the windows.
- The Citroën 2CV Safari had some crazy extra features. It was a four-wheel-drive vehicle, and Citroën decided that four-wheel drive meant that it would be better to have two engines...one at the front and one at the back. The fuel cap sticks out of the driver's door, and the tank was right under the driver's seat!