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How many camshaft sensors are in a car?

I am trying to diagnose an issue after my Check Engine light came on. I think it might be my camshaft sensor. However, I’m not even sure how many camshaft sensors I have. How many camshaft sensors are in a car?

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Nick Kunze · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
While the number can vary based on the age of your car, a new car should have four camshaft sensors, one for each camshaft.
A camshaft sensor determines the exact position of your engine’s camshaft, helping your car keep your engine’s combustion running smoothly.
Many modern engines have one camshaft sensor for each camshaft. This can mean up to four, although some cars will only have two.
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