[V8] Hall Sender Solved

William Gutierrez lundabo at msn.com
Wed Dec 3 19:43:53 EST 2003

Hi all,

Just had the right distributor replaced today to solve the "cam position" 
sensor failure.  When the distributor was removed, we found that somewhere 
in the past someone had broken off the take up on the hall sender and glued 
it back on.  Apparently, it worked for some time, but started to break up 
and finally disintegrated.

Strange that the car could run with the take up in pieces, but it did.  My 
mechanic told me the computer will compensate by averaging the sparks on the 
other cylinder bank and applying them to the right side.  He, like others on 
the list, suggested that there should be no noticeable difference in the way 
the cars drive.  I have to disagree.  There was a definitely noticeable 
hesitation in the acceleration of the car that was completely gone once the 
distributor was replaced.

Anyways, all is well now.

Thanks to everyone for the help.

Bill Gutierrez
1990 V8 5spd

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