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Old 03-25-2003, 05:29 PM   #1
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What is the PIP sensor?

What is the PIP sensor and how much is it? I had a problem where the temp was up a little but the car died and wouldn't restart till it was cooled a little. Any ideas?

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The Ignition Module is getting hot. That is the little grey box on the distributor.

Take it off and put some heatsink compound on it.

If it still does it, then you need to get a new one.
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PIP sensor is what the EEC uses to measure the RPM of the engine. Like the guy above said, it sounds like your TFI module is going bad and needs to be replaced. Its located on the side of the distrubutor and has a wiring harness going to it.
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Don't be so sure. I just fixed this same problem in another recent thread. TFI module was fine, the PIP (Hall sensor or pickup coil) inside the distributor would go bad after getting to engine operating temperature, basically getting heat-soaked.
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