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Anyone know what a hall effect switch is and what is does? When does it need to be replaced?<p>Thanks.
 

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Re: Hall Effect Switch? What is it? (PM)

Wha?????????????????????
 

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Re: Hall Effect Switch? What is it? (JRL)

I don't think you have a Hall's Sensor in your distributor, in the sense that the old 700/900's did. Somebody who knows more about it will have to give you a better answer.
 

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I just read up on hall effect sensors not too long ago, and now I can't remember why... (Not sure if it was for car-related reasons or not!)<p>Anyway, a quick search is suggesting it might be something to do with the ignition switch or maybe the cam position sensor(?)<p>Why are you asking about said switch anyway? Problems with your car?
 

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Re: Hall Effect Switch? What is it? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wha?????????????????????</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's what I'm saying....<p>Believe me, I have heard of just about everything that can AND DOES go wrong w/ these rides, including front seat belt mechanisms <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> , but never a "Hall Effect Switch".<p>On the other hand, I do have "hallogens" on 1 of my Volvos, a "hall switch" in my house, and from time to time....halitosis.
 

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Re: Hall Effect Switch? What is it? (Taleof2Bricks2)

I'm not sure what part of the car you're referring to, but In General:<p>The hall effect is used by a sensor that's intended to detect something ferrous coming within it's sensing range.<br>They generate a minute emf field and sense changes in that field. They're all over the place in everyday life.<p>Wiki sez:<br><A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_effect" TARGET="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hall_effect</A><p>Here's the relevent part:<p><I><B>Technological applications:</B><p>Hall effect sensors are readily available from a number of different manufacturers, and may be used in various sensors such as rotating speed sensors, fluid flow sensors, current sensors, and pressure sensors. Other applications may be found in some electric airsoft guns and on the triggers of electropneumatic paintball guns, as well as current smart phones, and some global positioning systems.</I><p>And many, <I>many</I>, MANY other applications. <br>So, how did the "Hall Effect" come up in your world?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StarmanDXE</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just read up on hall effect sensors not too long ago, and now I can't remember why... (Not sure if it was for car-related reasons or not!)<p>Anyway, a quick search is suggesting it might be something to do with the ignition switch or maybe the cam position sensor(?)<p>Why are you asking about said switch anyway? Problems with your car?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm experiencing some timing and misfire issues and a suggestion from IPD (based on the mileage and the symptoms) was to take a look at the hall effect switch while I do a tune up. I'd never heard of it. I'm sure there is another term for it.
 

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I had some timing and misfiring issues with my 850 which eventually came down to the cam position sensor. That's probably your issue! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Just ordered the cam position sensor. Hopefully this will fix my issues...
 

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Good God! They're EVERYWHERE! Run - Run for your lives! It's an invasion, I tells ya... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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