Would the camshaft positioning sensor cause my car to shut off while driving ?


Asked by Jun 14, 2015 at 01:16 PM about the 2004 Nissan Maxima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When turning a corner at low speeds the rpm's would go up and the engine shuts off . I
would have to put it in park n it would take a few tries but will eventually start .

3 Answers


The cam position sensor (in conjunction with the crank sensor) allows the PCM to determine which cylinder is on its compression stroke. If you are interested in reading a full article on it:..................................... http://www.airtexproducts.com/news-blog-camshaft-position-sensor-and-its-effect-on-injector-timing.aspx

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

By monitoring the camshaft sensor and comparing it with the crankshaft sensor, the PCM knows when each cylinder is approaching top dead center and where the valves are positioned. Ignition and fuel injector timing relies on this information. I don't see how cornering would affect it

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I was just told last week when my girlfriend was on the highway she went to pass a car and it was like the car lost all power and started to spit n sputter at about 70 mph but it didn't shut off this time.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used Maxima in your area?

CarGurus has 24,119 nationwide Maxima listings starting at $800.


Search Nissan Maxima Questions

Nissan Maxima Experts

#1 rtriel
Reputation 510
#2 FordNut
Reputation 490
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima"
1,373 Great Deals out of 87,444 listings starting at $1,195
Used Honda Accord"
1,269 Great Deals out of 77,637 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota Camry"
1,585 Great Deals out of 98,102 listings starting at $895
Used Acura TL"
291 Great Deals out of 6,940 listings starting at $2,395
Used Chevrolet Impala"
948 Great Deals out of 35,754 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic"
1,122 Great Deals out of 58,107 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,146 Great Deals out of 72,632 listings starting at $695
Used Nissan Murano"
446 Great Deals out of 21,776 listings starting at $1,295
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,632 Great Deals out of 39,406 listings starting at $888
Used Ford Mustang"
717 Great Deals out of 41,256 listings starting at $900
Used Infiniti G35"
144 Great Deals out of 3,964 listings starting at $2,499
Used Kia Optima"
600 Great Deals out of 31,758 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Maxima For Sale
8,378 listings starting at $25,376
2016 Nissan Maxima For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 4,398 listings starting at $17,996
2014 Nissan Maxima For Sale
101 Great Deals out of 2,083 listings starting at $11,700
2013 Nissan Maxima For Sale
90 Great Deals out of 2,053 listings starting at $10,500
2012 Nissan Maxima For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,256 listings starting at $9,500