Be careful on this, Camshaft position sensor will not kill the engine or create problems with starting, the crankshaft position sensor will. I hope he has not confused the two The camshaft position sensor (CPS) sends information to help with mixture adaptation etc, whereas the Cranshaft position sensor is the wake up call for the ECU (engine Contol Unit) and the ECU sends the signal for the fuel pump to activate.Hello everyone,
I recently had some troubles with firing the engine on my clk320 2003. Problems always came up when the car is warm, I usually wait for a minutes and fire again and the engine starts. A local mechanic used his scanner and told me it was the camshaft position sensor. I asked the dealer here, it costs $250 in Lebanon, and I found the same one on ebay for $47 + $20 (shipping).
So I've got a couple of questions. The dealer is Deutsche Parts, is it going to be reliable or it is not worth saving those ~$180? Could the problem be something else than the camshaft position sensor?
Thanks in Advance!!
The Crankshaft position sensor is also know as the (KPS) is known to break down when hot.