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CYP Sensor

Discussion in 'ECU's, Electronics, and Tuning' started by RIT Civic, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. RIT Civic

    RIT Civic Senior Member

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    I did my tune-up today and as I was changing the rotor and cap I noticed the CYP Sensor was dirty. So I unscrewed it and cleaned it off. Now I put everything back together and I have the CYP Sensor light coming on through my check engine light (code 9). The car runs a lot better since I changed everything but now I have that check engine light...any suggestions on what I could have done wrong?....do you think cleaning it made the ecu realize it's faulty?...is it something I have to fix before I can drive again?
     
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    ryanwolfe911 Senior Member

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    it was probably close to going bad and you just finished it off when you cleaned it. You need to get a new one now, obviously. I would suggest the junkyard first, because Honda will make you buy a whole distributor sub-assembly, you can't just buy the CYP sensor.
     
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    UDT Senior Member

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    if thats the case then :withstupid:
     
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    RIT Civic Senior Member

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    could i drive the car like that until i can get one?...how would drivability be affected?
     
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    radnulb Senior Member

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    hard to say... distributor codes are normally pretty bad to drive on.
     
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    D See 2 Senior Member

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    i'm guessing this is on a ZC? because the CYP sensor has tamper-proof screws on the ones where, the sensor is inside the distributor.

    i'm pretty sure, the purpose of the CYP is to advance ignition timing according to engine RPM.
     
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    RIT Civic Senior Member

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    Actually I have the vx engine d15 and I don't have tamper proof screws...they are regular phillip screws...
     
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    D See 2 Senior Member

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    where exactly are you talking about?
     
  9. moemoe

    moemoe PRELUDE JDM

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    i got a code 9 but dont know what the sensor looks like
    can you help me ?
     
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