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Product Description

Tridon Camshaft Sensor - Keeps your engine firing at the correct time

The cam sensor (also referred to as a cam angle sensor> or cam position sensor works in unison with the crankshaft position sensor to determine the position of the camshaft in relation to the crankshaft. This info is transmitted to your ECU and then communicated to the injectors and ignition system so that the correct cylinders are firing at the correct time.

Tridon switches and sensors, just like the rest of the Tridon range, are built to be accepted by all motor vehicle OEMs. Being built within OEM classification means that your replacement sensor from Tridon will fit just like the original one fitted in the factory and either match or exceed its performance so you can drive with confidence. Manufactured in the industrial heart of Sydney, Tridon products are produced using modern manufacturing equipment, machine tools and assembly procedures to ensure the best possible quality for your car. Just some of the switches and sensors which Tridon offer includes:

  • Knock sensors
  • Cam sensors
  • Thermo Fan Switches

Gone are the days of carburettors and points ignition, when it comes to running modern cars pretty much everything is electronically calculated, adjusted, transmitted and actuated by your ECU (Engine Control Unit) or ECM (Engine Control Module). Whilst the ECU is able to do all the clever calculations and literally operate your car, it relies on a myriad of switches and sensors to transmit all of the necessary information it requires in order to allow the ECU to do its job including oil pressure, fuel pressure, coolant temperature, A/C pressure, power steering pressure and even fuel temperature. Behaving as your car's nervous system, faults in automotive switches or sensors can cause issues such as a lack of power, poor efficiency, overheating, internal engine damage or a car that won't run, start or idle at all. Whilst your switches and sensors will take care of engine vitals such as oil pressure indication, coolant temperature and oil temperature, various switches and sensors also allow the operation of some of the extra features you wouldn't want to be without including air conditioning systems, electric windows and even interior lights.

Subjected to harsh under-bonnet conditions and tough road use, just like other components of your car, old switches and sensors can fail over time and give incorrect data or no data at all to the ECU. Often these issues will flag up a check engine light on the car which is handy if you have a code reader, however sometimes the issue will remain a mystery. We recommend testing your suspect sensors with a multi-meter to track down the issue. By testing for continuity, voltage and resistance, you can confirm the issue and get stuck into fitting a replacement sensor. By fitting quality replacement switches and sensors to your car, you can drive with the confidence that your car will run to its maximum potential in terms of power, efficiency and longevity and that all of your car's features will continue to operate correctly for time to come. If you're replacing a sensor or switch, shop our whole range on the Repco website or visit your nearest Repco store and speak with one of our team.

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