Hall Sensor? Could it be?

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Feb 25 18:39:34 EST 2002

All those who have replaced their distributors have the old one lying around
with good Hall sensors on them.  Go for it!


> From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 08:24:22 -0800
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Cc: Zoot531 at aol.com
> Subject: re: Hall Sensor?  Could it be?
> Adam,
> 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>
> Listers,
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> Adam Chinchiolo
> '91 200q20v, w/ a bad Hall sensor...No start
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