Crank Position sensor
Joshua Van Tol
josh at spiny.com
Wed Jul 28 23:09:31 EDT 2004
The 5ktq is different than the 80Q. Somewhat different engine
management. The 5k uses two crank position sensors, and a cam phase
signal. The 80Q uses only the hall sensor in the distributor.
On Jul 28, 2004, at 9:49 PM, George Harris wrote:
> Huw: Is the 88 80Q different from the '87 5KTQ? The 5K has the crank
> position sensor on the clutch housing on top, to the left (driver's
> side) of the block.
> Huw Powell wrote:
>>> I'm trying to chase down a no spark situation on my 88 80q. In
>>> speaking with a mechanic, he informed me of a crank position sensor
>>> that could be my culprit. Can any one tell me where this is and
>>> possibly how to test it ?
>> There isn't a crank position sensor per se on your car, but the Hall
>> sender on the distributor does tell the ignition computer when to
>> fire a spark. These are a bit prone to damage, breakage, esp. to the
>> small wires that are between the connector and the pickup itself
>> inside the distributor. You might take a look at that and see if
>> anything is amiss.
>> Also, the ignition computer is hidden under the passenger side kick
>> panel (just ahead of the door), and can get damaged if there are any
>> water leaks running down into that area.
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