What causes a camshaft position sensor to go bad?

I just found out that my camshaft sensor has gone bad, and I’m paying to replace it. How can I avoid this in the future? What causes a camshaft sensor to go bad?

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Answer provided by
Bianca (Bee) Davis
Answered on May 02, 2022
There are a number of reasons your camshaft sensor might break down: grime and oil in the engine, water damage, bad wiring, and overheating can all cause a camshaft sensor to go bad.
The biggest thing to do to avoid this is to take care of your car. Make sure you’re cleaning your engine semi-regularly, at least once a year, to prevent grime buildup. You can also ask your mechanic to check your camshaft sensor when you get your car serviced to see if there are any issues.
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