Twin-Cam CKP Sensor Type?

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by RibEye, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me what type of CKP sensor is used on the Twin-Cam engines (Hall Effect, Variable Reluctance, etc.)? Since it appears to be quite magnetic (attractive to metalic fuzz), I am guessing it is a variable reluctance type, but this only a guess, since the sensor has 3 leads, that leads me toward the Hall effect sensor. Anybody know for sure?

    Thanks,
    Rich P
     
  2. Hoople

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    The crank sensor on my 2009 is a 2 wire variable reluctance. Don't count the shield as a lead. It is a stand alone sensor and does not need external power.
     

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  3. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    Thank you. That makes sense to me.

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  4. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Question, answer, done deal.

    Sounds good to me, but it all went right over my head. I must have had a variable reluctance to listening more carefully when I was in class. Just kidding no need to reply, probably would not understand if you did.
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Don't bet on it. Hoople can break it down so I can understand it, and if I can get it that means a 5th grader can get it. Hoople is great at helping all of us.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Hoop is by far the best at explaining things so anybody can understand it.:s
     
  7. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Boss you have the same ability. I have been able to understand many things once you break it down. The rest of the Mods are just as good and we are all fortunate that you guys are so patient. Just a little thank you.
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Any time Don, glad to help out.

    Collectively we have most things covered here and that's the way it should be.:D