Trigger Wiring (Crank and Cam Angle Sensors)
The most critical sensor on the engine is the engine speed sensor, without this sensor the ECU would not know that the engine is moving and therefore it would never fire a spark nor inject any fuel. The ECU gets information from the crankshaft and camshaft position sensors in the form of electrical impulses over a period of time. When the ECU knows what pulses to expect it can compare this to what pulses it receives and determine the engine speed and position at any point in time. There are two main types of sensor used for this application;
Checking Crank and Cam Angle Sensors
Check for RPM. With your trigger set-up correctly, cranking the engine should produce an RPM figure in the 80 – 300 RPM range depending on your engine. Make sure that the RPM reading is stable while cranking. If the RPM signal shows "0" or the signal ...
Trigger System Configuration
Engine Configuration - Trigger System Page This section contains setup information for configuring your engines' trigger system, including crank and cam trigger patterns and sensors. Select Trigger System This button allows automatic selection of ...
Steering Angle Sensor
Steering Angle sensors are used to measure the steering wheel position, angle and rate of turn. This information can be used to enhance braking, handling and traction as driving conditions change. A variable-assist power steering system can use this ...
This section contains setup information for configuring your engines' trigger system, including crank and cam trigger patterns and sensors. Page Contents Trigger Configuration Trigger Type Number of Teeth Number of Missing Teeth Trigger Signal ...
Engine Trigger Systems Explained
The most important sensors on your engine are the Crankshaft and Camshaft Position Sensors. These sensors have to be wired and configured correctly in order for the engine to start, let alone run well. We refer to the crankshaft position ...