Glossary of Auto Terms

DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.

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Camshaft Sensor

A sensor that signals to the engine control module the rotational position of the camshaft. When these sensors go out, it's often hard to diagnose.



See Also:
Powertrain
Grease Seal
Grease Fitting
Coolant
Crankshaft Pulley
Quenching
RPM
Backfire

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