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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2017, 05:47 PM
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I took the liberty of merging two of your similar threads. I hope this doesn't make it too confusing but I thought it might help to get all the replies in one place. Might be a good idea to go back and read through the whole thread to be sure you get everybody's input.
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post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-04-2017, 03:45 AM
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Tach question for don

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While cranking your car, does your tach needle move or does it stay seated?

If tach doesn't move, your crank position sensor may be disconnected or bad. Given that you just did the starter, look for the two connections for the two sensors. There are two 3 wire plugs and sockets located just forward of the washer fluid tank (basically, just above the starter). The two connections are detailed in the L-jet troubleshooting guide.

Your car does not have to start to check these things.
Don, can the car (s3) run with a bad crank position sensor? My car runs but I have never gotten my Tach to work. Not even a substitute Tach. Could this be my problem?

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My car runs but I have never gotten my Tach to work. Not even a substitute Tach. Could this be my problem?
of the 2 white wires on the coil negative, the thinner white is for the tach....maybe check this connection at coil.

this white leads to the 'white' 6-wire connector block behind the dash, then on to the large 8-wire red connector block inside the monopod.

It is not too difficult to get inside the monopod, then you could maybe test continuancy of said wire from this connector block back to coil.

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