[s-cars] By-passing the CPS

Steve Powers sbpowers at gmail.com
Sat May 12 11:19:52 EDT 2007

Michael -

> The crankshaft position sensor (the upper sensor of the two on the
> left side of the block by the flywheel) signal is used to provide the
> cylinder number one top dead center signal. This signal along with
> the signal from the camshaft position sensor is used for engine
> starting. If this sensor fails while the engine is running, it will
> keep running. if the engine is stopped, it can't be restarted.

the last sentence is not entirely true. I repeatedly started mine
using ether and the ignition key, e.g. heroic measures...



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