Hall Sensor? Could it be?

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 21 08:24:22 EST 2002


As far as I know, the hall sender is not seperately replaceable. My car used
to have an intermitent starting problem, got the same fault code, and after
much debate, decided to replace the distributor.  Cured my starting problem.
  As somebody else said, no you don't need to remove the intake manifold,
and probably also a good idea to check to see if the rotor turns freely-ie
broken drive gear before moving to elsewhere.
As to the guard on the distributor hold down bolt, my car didn't have it, so
no issue here.

There was recently a group purchase of new distributors, and maybe if you
can figure out who they made the purchase through, you can get that price.
I believe they paid around 225.  I purchased mine through The Parts
Connection for around 275, and if you can't get the gp price, I recomend
them.  The other benefit of a new distributor is you get a new one of those
hard to find, narrow tipped rotors.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Derek P

Message: 7
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 19:58:34 EST
From: Zoot531 at aol.com
Subject: Hall Sensor?  Could it be?
To: <200q20v at audifans.com>


     After much helpful conversation with Brett, today i cleared the comput=
er codes by removing the ECU fuses and i tested it again.  This time it spa=
t out a much more reasonable number of codes.  the first was 2111 which is =
the RPM sensor and is to be expected as the car does not start, the second =
was 2113 signifying a faulty Hall Sensor which is located on the rotor (?) =
of the distributor.  I'm guessing this part will need replacing, but I am n=
ot very learned on the workings of the hall sensor.  I know that it looks l=
ike the intake manifold needs to come off for this to be done right, but wh=
at about availability of the sensor?  can it be purchased seperate from the=
distributor, or no?  and How much will this set me back...approx.?  Thanks=
again for your time, I really appreciate it.

Adam Chinchiolo
'91 200q20v, w/ a bad Hall sensor...No start

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