I do not believe the engine will start without this input to the computer. If it does, I cannot imagine it will run very good.
DESCRIPTION The Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor is located within the distributor. The operation of the CMP sensor is very similar to the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor. The CMP sensor will provide one pulse per camshaft revolution (1x signal). This signal will not affect the drive ability of the vehicle. The VCM utilizes this signal in conjunction with the crankshaft position in order to determine which cylinder(s) are misfiring.
The crank tells the plugs to spark. I have no fuel. What tells the injectors to pulse?
YUP! you bet it does!
The cam sensor is in the distributor. It rides off of the camshaft. THe engineers have programed the injectors to fire at a certain time in relation to the valves... so having it ride off the camshaft would make the most sense.
Ok.. just wanted to be thorough.
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