So, your car has a problem.

No start – electrical, maybe camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor.


What does this mean?

It appears there is a serious problem with the engine electrical system. The problem is significant enough that the engine cannot run. The most common engine electrical symptom for your vehicle is the camshaft position sensor. The camshaft position sensor measures the position of the engine’s internal parts as they rotate (for example is the engine in the 3 o’clock position, 7 o’clock, etc.). The engine computer must know the position in order to know when to add fuel and when to fire the spark plugs. If the sensor fails, the engine won’t run. The engine has two of these sensors. Only one needs to be replaced. We’ve listed quotes for both. It’s hard to know which one must be replaced until a mechanic comes onsite. Here’s what will happen once you book the repair: 1. Once a mechanic arrives, they will diagnose the issue. 2. The Car Savior will review the issue with the mechanic to make sure the car was correctly diagnosed. 3. We will send you a quote to repair the issue, and you can decide whether or not to move forward. If you want, we’ll even send you competing quotes. 4. If you choose not to move forward with the repair, you’ll only be charged for the diagnosis ($18).

How urgent?


On a scale of 1 to 10, we rate this to have an urgency of 8. Some repairs have very low urgency, and we give those a 1. With these repairs, you can wait for as long as you would like, because it will not ever result in harm to you or your vehicle. These are usually cosmetic damages.

We consider a 5 to be something that will eventually need to be done, but you can likely get away with holding off for a while if other things are more pressing. However, if a repair is close to a 10 (or at a 10), this means you should NOT be driving the vehicle, and should get this repaired as soon as possible.

What happens if I wait?


If you need the car, it must be fixed as soon as possible.

How complicated is this repair?

This is how we score our difficulty.

  1. This job has no tools required, and can be completed by just about anyone.
  2. This requires a relatively handy person, but little experience working on cars exclusively.
  3. This warrants an average person who’s done a fair amount of car repair. Think the weekend mechanic who’s done a brake job or two!
  4. At this difficulty, the average mechanic could do the job, but you wouldn't want to do it yourself without a fair amount of experience.
  5. This job is very specialized, requiring very expensive tools only a specialty shop has and a high level of expertise.
We rank this repair to be a
2

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