still battling hard start/cold start - more info

Konstantin Bogach konstantin.bogach at
Wed Aug 14 12:57:36 EDT 2002

Forgot to mention that there is a fault code if any of this sensors bad.  Did you pull

> My 200tq had similar symptoms and it turned out to be a engine speed sensor on bell
> housing. There are actually two sensors in in one body and I don't remember which one
> was bad (or never new that).  Contact where wire goes into the sensor was the
> problem.  While cranking engine shakes and change the contact.  When engine starts it
> can run without the signal from that sensor.  Contraction while cooling might be also
> a factor.  It was deteriorating quickly with time and later I had to open the hood
> and move wires to start engine.  Then it came to a point when nothing could help and
> I when I changed the sensor (used $50) symptoms were gone.
> Good luck.
> Konstantin.

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