Hall Sensor Location?

Huw Powell audi at humanspeakers.com
Sun May 29 17:12:35 EDT 2005

> I drove my 1982 Coupe for the first time in about a month this
> morning and about 2 miles from home, I down shifted while going
> through a school zone, and the old girl died.  I parked it in the
> school lot, got a lift home and returned to do some diagnostics. I
> had fuel, but no spark.  I disconnected the Hall plug from the dizzy
> and found I had 2.5 volts.  I immediately suspected the Hall sender,
> so I returned home to get a spare I had in the shed.  I returned to
> the school parking lot, figuring I'd swap it for the one in the car.
> Imagine my surprise when I went looking for it (as described in my
> Bentley) and it wasn't under the plastic shield covering the wiper
> motor/vent air intake!!  Where the hell did it go!! 

The hall sender is inside the distributor, work your way in from where 
that plug you disconnected is.  Often the little wires going to it from 
the plug get damaged and can create an intermittent problem.

Huw Powell



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