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Grand Am GT

Can anyone tell me about a magnet that makes the camshaft sensor fire the plugs in a 93 Ponitiac Grand Am?

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01/08/2007

Yep, but not a whole lot. In electronic igniton systems, the "old fashioned" points and condenser in the distributor have been replaced with non-mechanical timing for the firing of the ignition coil[s], and thus the plugs. The method for doing this is a "Hall Effect" transistor pickup sensor, which is "triggered" by a small magnet[s] passing by it. Sorry I can't give more detail. j3h.