200 cold start problems

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Sun Jul 16 10:33:42 EDT 2006

DeWitt Harrison wrote:
> I had a similar problem with my MC I motor in my '88 5kcstq. I
> suffered with it for the longest time and - dope slap - Finally
> took the trouble to pull the codes. "Bad Hall sensor" was
> the code and that is exactly what the problem was. The Hall
> sensor was intermittent and was most likely to be bad
> when the engine was cold. Unfortunately, in my case, that
> meant a new distributor as the sensor is not available separately.

Some people have managed to replace just the faulty Hall sensor
itself. Here's what little I learned about testing the sensor:

For details on replacing it...  search the archives? Ask the list?

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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