There are four different codes specific just for the crank shaft sensor. Knowing which code it is would at least narrow diagnostics down.
I would have the wiring inspected for the crankshaft position sensor and make sure there is no electrical problems. A crank sensor that is no working or the wiring to the crank sensor will prevent spark plugs from firing because the vehicle's computer can not determine when to fire a spark plug.
If everything is good with the sensor and wiring then I would suspect the ignition coil which creates the boosted energy to the spark plugs. However, if the vehicle's computer is prompting a failure with a service engine soon or check engine light I would stick to that first before venturing to other components.
Let me know if this answers your question or if you have any more questions.
Talk to you soon, TY
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 AT 6:35 PM