[V8] RPM/Ignition sensor issues!
jpburns3 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 08:25:52 EDT 2006
Thanks tony & Kneale for your input. I did think that if they were hooked
up backwards the car wouldn't start or run to begin with so I have ruled
that out. I think I am just going to buy another good sensor so when I go
back in that dark crapmped hole it will be for the last time. It must be my
large hands but I swear this job was a real PITA, I can barely get my hand
through the hole between the AC compressor and the subframe and then turning
a bolt once I am on it is one millimeter at a time.
On 9/21/06, Tony and Lillie <tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Sounds like you replaced the good one. One of the sensors will just cause
> hot restart, the other one will cause dying and no hot restart. My guess
> you replaaced the good one, and put the bad one into the other "both
> problems" location. BTW, rockauto.com has them for about $100 for a 1988
> 5000 TQ. They are the same, except for the 5000 ones have longer cables.
> Tony Hoffman
> Also, having done this job, I don't see the complication. But, I'm pretty
> small and young yet :)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jpb3" <jpburns3 at gmail.com>
> To: <v8 at audifans.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 1:21 PM
> Subject: [V8] RPM/Ignition sensor issues!
> > Gents,
> > I just replaced a failing RPM sensor b/c of a hot start problem figuring
> > the
> > sensor to be the culprit. ( the job is a PITA!) What I did, following
> > advice
> > from the instructions in a post I had saved, was put the new sensor in
> > ignition sensor position and move the old ignition sensor to the RPM
> > position following the logic that I would rather have a hot start
> > than a dying engine in the middle of the highway. I only bought 1 new
> > sensor as they are pretty pricey. I had never had a dying engine
> > so
> > assumed the ignition sensor was still good.
> > What happens now after I got everything back together is that I have
> > a
> > hot start issue AND dying engine problem! WTF!!!!!!!!!!
> > The engine just dies, does not run rough or stumble but just quits
> > instantly
> > as soon as the motor warms up. It will not restart until it is cold
> > again.
> > So what this tells me is that both sensors are bad, right! Even
> > new OEM sensor!
> > Am I correct that if I hooked the sensors up backwards ( at the
> > connections)
> > that it would not start nor run? Could there be any other reason that
> > motor will start when cold and then die as soon as it's warm but not
> > restart
> > when it's hot?
> > I am pulling my hair out here, please help!
> > John
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