P0336 - Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3   
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Possible causes

  • Faulty crankshaft position sensor
  • Crankshaft position sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Crankshaft position sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Signal plate may be damage
  • Starter motor may be faulty
  • Starting system circuit
  • Dead or weak battery

Tech notes

Sometimes and in some models, low battery voltage or a weak starter can trigger a Crankshaft Position Sensor code. Before replacing any parts, recharge or replaced battery.

When is the code detected?

The crankshaft position sensor (POS) signal is not detected by the Electronic Control Module (ECM) during the first few seconds of engine cranking

Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Lack/Loss of Power
  • Engine Stall

P0336 Description

The Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) also known as the crank position sensor is an electronic device used in an engine to record the rate at which the crankshaft is spinning. This information is used by the Electronic Control Module(ECM) to control ignition and fuel injection. The sensor system consists of a rotating part, typically a disc, as well as a static part, the actual sensor.

When the engine is running, the high and low parts of the teeth cause the gap with the sensor to change. The changing gap causes the magnetic field near the sensor to change. The change in the magnetic field cause the voltage from the sensor to change.

OBDII Code P0336 - Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance - AutoCodes.com

P0336 Information for specific makes

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  • P0336 CHEVROLET Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 CHRYSLER Crankshaft Position Sensor Performace   
  • P0336 DODGE Crankshaft Position Sensor Performace   
  • P0336 FORD Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance Condition   
  • P0336 GMC Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 HONDA Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 HYUNDAI Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 ISUZU Crankshaft Position Sensor Performance   
  • P0336 JAGUAR Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance Condition   
  • P0336 JEEP Crankshaft Position Sensor Performace   
  • P0336 KIA Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 LEXUS Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 MAZDA Eccentric Shaft Position Sensor Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 MERCEDES-BENZ Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 PONTIAC Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 SATURN Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 SCION Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 SUBARU Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   
  • P0336 TOYOTA Crankshaft Position Sensor 'A' Circuit Range/Performance   

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