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Unread 12-17-2015, 01:16 AM   #1
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Real Quick CPS Question (Renix)

Hi guys I have a real quick question, I am chasing down a no spark condition and just need a verification on what voltage the Crankshaft Position sensor should be receiving from the ECU and what it should put out. Also, is there voltage present with key in on Position with vehicle off? Already did the ohms test as well as the A/C voltage, suspecting a wiring harness issue so need a reference. This is on a 2.5 Renix System with 2 wire CPS, Thanks!

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Unread 12-17-2015, 02:56 PM   #2
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Turns out that I'm getting 3.16v on both sides of the CPS wire, is this right?
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Unread 12-17-2015, 05:52 PM   #3
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The wt/bk wire is sensor ground through ECU pin 27.
The red wire is the sensor input.
If its just a two wire, I think its just a pulse generator. ohms between A and B should be 200 +/- 75 when engine is hot. If not, replace sensor.
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Unread 12-17-2015, 06:10 PM   #4
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Well I tested it the unit cold and it sits at about 205 cold, other one is at 212(I keep a spare). However since I can't get it to start due to no spark, it's impossible to get it to test hot. So the voltage does not matter like it does on the HO 3 wire CPS?
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How are you checking for voltage? Black to ground and red to each wire? And reading three volts off either?
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Unread 12-20-2015, 03:25 AM   #6
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How are you checking for voltage? Black to ground and red to each wire? And reading three volts off either?
Yes sir, black to ground and negative terminal, positive coming off both the input and output wires going into the CPS. Same voltage on both. At wits end honestly, going to just take it in to a Jeep specialist shop.
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So, the disconnected CPS is giving you a voltage reading? Or is it the harness end that you are checking?
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The Harness end is giving me that reading, even with the CPS disconnected.
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Unread 12-21-2015, 09:26 PM   #9
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Could a bad distributor be the cause of a no spark, even though there's no Camshaft Sensor on these 2.5 Renix models? At this point, the Ignition Control Module is new as well as a new Coil. Plus tested the CPS and my spare CPS and both test good ohms, 212 and 207 respectively, which is good according to what I've read.
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Unread 12-23-2015, 01:57 PM   #10
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3 volts is low. You should see 5vdc. Did you read the voltage with the sensor hooked up or disconnected?
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3 volts is low. You should see 5vdc. Did you read the voltage with the sensor hooked up or disconnected?
He has a two wire CPS.
In reading the diagnostic procedures, it sounds like a pulse generator style and shouldn't receive ant volts from the CPU

I don't have an 89 so I cant check my own. Can you check your connector and see if yours shows three volts at the harness? on and off?

A lot of tests in the diagnostic manual ask if the volts go "over 3 volts" "yes" or "no"

makes me wonder if there is a low voltage hanging around all the time???
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He has a two wire CPS.
In reading the diagnostic procedures, it sounds like a pulse generator style and shouldn't receive ant volts from the CPU

I don't have an 89 so I cant check my own. Can you check your connector and see if yours shows three volts at the harness? on and off?

A lot of tests in the diagnostic manual ask if the volts go "over 3 volts" "yes" or "no"

makes me wonder if there is a low voltage hanging around all the time???
It should be a hull effect. I will check it tomorrow.
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