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Crank Sensor vs. Cam Sensor???


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#1 EVOthis

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:36 PM

ok guys this may be a fairly silly question but bear with me the vehicle is a 96' legacy ej22.......if your crank sensor goes bad will you have spark? also if your cam sensor goes bad will you have spark?......I have gotten mixed answers on this question so i thought i might try the experts....thanks for your knowledge fellas! :) ( I have heard that the cam. sensor controls fuel and the crank sensor controls ignition....would the fuel and ign. just cut if either of them didnt work?)

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:28 PM

I have the cam sensor going out on my 01 obs and all it's doing is causing my check engine light to go on. The service department at the local suby dealer didn't mention any possibility of losing spark or juice. weather or not that means anything...:drunk:

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:30 PM

The crank sensor controls spark. The cam sensor controls controls fuel injection.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:51 PM

thanks nipper thats what i have been told....just confirming....:)

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:52 PM

thanks nipper thats what i have been told....just confirming....:)


Its standard on pretty much all cars, though i am sure there is some wierd italian car out there that has to be different

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 06:02 PM

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:22 PM

Hm...well it does make sense, at least for soob which has the 'waste spark' setup of firing two cylinders at a time. For spark it only needs to know the position of the crank, however for fuel, it does need to know which cylinder to inject at any given time (hence fuel injection depending on cam angle sensor).

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 08:42 PM

Cam sensor is used for ignition and fuel injection timing
Crank sensor is used for proper dwell and timing advance
See Attached http://endwrench.com....php&&RECID=196

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:09 AM

-sea #3 that is a very informative article...i tried searching the endwrench archives before i put out this thread but i guess i didnt type in the correct words or something....nonetheless thank you....:)

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:30 AM

-sea #3 that is a very informative article...i tried searching the endwrench archives before i put out this thread but i guess i didnt type in the correct words or something....nonetheless thank you....:)


Search doest really work on endwrench, you have to thumb through the articles acording to system. And the tranny section disapears from time to time, so you have to google that one.

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:45 AM

These older links may be useful, but they won't pull up articles from the last few years:
http://www.endwrench.com/archive/sysdrive.html
http://www.endwrench.com/pages/archive.html

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:46 AM

Sometimes googling "endwrench" and whatever it is your looking for works better then subarus web site.


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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:02 AM

thanks for the tip fellas! :)

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:19 AM

Also some good endwrench articles don't show up in their search because the article contains mis-spelled or oddly spelled words. Like 'axel' instead of 'axle' and I know I've seen a few others but I forgot what they were....

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:29 AM

Also some good endwrench articles don't show up in their search because the article contains mis-spelled or oddly spelled words. Like 'axel' instead of 'axle' and I know I've seen a few others but I forgot what they were....


Ah cool, they type like me

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