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Old 12-06-2018, 08:07 PM
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VAC sensor

what is its purpose? a line comes off the back of the carb and goes to this.
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Re: VAC sensor

Early Trans Am? The Trans Ams with cowl induction use a vacuum sensor to open and close the flap in the hood.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:39 AM
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Early Trans Am? The Trans Ams with cowl induction use a vacuum sensor to open and close the flap in the hood.

yes 83 daytona ta. Thank you
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Re: VAC sensor

"VAC SENSOR" on the diagram is for the ECM. It's also called the MAP sensor (manifold absolute pressure). It is located physically just below the windshield cowl near the brake booster.

It tells the ECM how much vacuum the engine is generating in the intake manifold, which is a measure of relative engine load.

The thing that works the cowl hood isn't a "sensor"; it's a motor. A diaphragm like the ones in the HVAC system and the brake booster. Since it's a "car" accessory, and not part of the "engine" as such, it's not on that diagram.
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Re: VAC sensor

I have installed a non computer q jet, because it is part of the ecm it is not needed??
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I have installed a non computer q jet, because it is part of the ecm it is not needed??
since you installed a old style non computer controlled carb then the MAP will not effect the carb but I would hook up that manifold vac line just in case the computer may throw codes and effect other engine management .. not all that difficult to put back.

on my 84 H 305 the Map sensor plastic tube was leaking at the map rubber boot caused the engine to run odd..
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Re: VAC sensor

I planned on unplugging the ecm so I dont have a check engine light.
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I planned on unplugging the ecm so I dont have a check engine light.
Just remove the bulb.
By swapping to a manual carb, the ECM is not going to control it's other functions as designed (distributor advance, torque converter lockup, etc).
You can't just remove half of the system - you have to go all the way or get the entire system working as intended.
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Re: VAC sensor

I have a vac advance distributor and it is a 5 speed manual
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