With all of the different parts involved with getting your car running and then maintaining that performance, it is hard to keep track of them all. To take it even further, it is going to be very difficult to identify when one of the smaller parts starts to go bad and is no longer operating as designed. This can happen with the camshaft position sensor in your Volvo.
The camshaft position sensor gathers information about your Volvo’s camshaft speeds while you are driving. It then sends that information to the ECM, or Engine Control Module. Your Volvo’s ECM will then use this data to adjust the ignition timing as well as the fuel injectors, which are responsible for giving your engine gas.
Without all of this information, your Volvo’s engine will not be able to perform at its optimal function at your command.
As you continue to drive more and more, the camshaft position sensor will eventually start failing or even become worn down. This can occur from regular wear and tear or from a collision.
When your Volvo’s camshaft position sensor starts to fail, there will be several different warning signs that you can look for to ideally have the sensor replaced before it completely stops working. When it does stop working, you won’t be able to drive your Volvo anymore, as your engine will essentially shut down.
When your Volvo’s camshaft position sensor starts failing, there are some warning signs to let you know you need to have it replaced. We’ve put together a list of the top three warning signs so you can tell if your camshaft position sensor is starting to fail.
What makes this even scarier is that your Volvo’s engine does have the potential to shut off while you are driving it, putting you and any passengers in extreme and immediate danger, so do not delay in taking your Volvo to a certified Volvo repair shop for inspection.
Your Volvo’s camshaft position sensor is a very important part of your car. Because of this, the moment that you notice your Volvo is not driving like you expect, if it is not starting as quickly as it normally does, or the check engine light has come on, you will need to bring it into Dell’s Service Center in Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Sturgeon Bay, WI.
We will run a full diagnostic test on your vehicle to assess the exact problem. We will then review your options with you and allow you to make a decision on how to proceed. If the inspection shows a need to replace your Volvo’s camshaft position sensor, we will fix it for you quickly and get you safely back on the road. Call us today for an appointment.
* Volvo XC40 image credit goes to: y_carfan.