New to this site, my son wanted a bronco and we found a clean 96 5.0. He since did many upgrades and hit the trails. He blew up the 5.0 , bent rod , broken piston and cracked block. long story short was doing a 351 swap and ran into this issue with the four point , misfire ring on the balancer...
"This sensor is used for misfire detection only. No affect on air/fuel calculations" by member rla2005
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The misfire sensor is an electromagnetic inductance coil similar in operation to a camshaft or crankshaft position sensor. A four-point stator, or pulse ring, located behind the crankshaft damper generates an electrical impulse in the sensor at each 90 degrees of rotation. The powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) monitors the sensor pulses and flags any misfire events. When a specified number of misfires occur within a certain time frame, the powertrain control module will alert the driver to the condition by turning on the malfunction indicator light (MIL).
No adjustment is cited by Ford.
96 Misfire Sensor, aka Crankshaft Position Sensor (CPS);
"Section 03-14: Engine Controls, Electronic
1996 Bronco/F-Series Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Procedure revision date: 05/18/2000
Disconnect battery negative cable.
If engine is a V-8, proceed to next step.
Remove attaching screws and timing pointer.
Disconnect wiring and remove sensor.
Follow removal procedures in reverse order.
Tighten attaching screws to 8-12 Nm (75-105 lb-in).
NOTE: Misfire sensor is not required on 49 State/Canada 7.5L engine. It is required on a 7.5L California engine.
NOTE: The timing pointer and misfire sensor are serviced separately on the 5.8L engine but not on the 5.0L engine where they are serviced as one assembly.
Remove two screw and washer assemblies and remove timing pointer and misfire sensor.
Connect misfire sensor electrical connector, if equipped.
Installation View, Misfire Sensor and Pulse Ring in attached diagram."
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Limp Mode aka "Failure mode effects management (FMEM) is an alternate system strategy in the powertrain control module (PCM) designed to maintain vehicle operation if one or more sensor inputs fail. When a sensor input is perceived to be out-of-limits by the PCM, an alternative strategy is initiated. The PCM substitutes a fixed value and continues to monitor the incorrect sensor input.
In this mode, engine power and vehicle speed are reduced, while full function of the power steering, power braking, lighting, and climate control systems are maintained.
If the suspect sensor operates within limits, the PCM returns to the normal engine running strategy.
Engine Running DTC 98 or 998 will be displayed when FMEM is in effect.
The Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)/Message) will remain on when FMEM is in effect." by Ford