After start ignition control Ignition Control During Starting

Ignition control during starting is defined as the period when the engine is cranking and immediately following cranking. The ignition occurs at a fixed crankshaft angle, approximately 5'- 10' BTDC, regardless of engine operating conditions and this is called the initial timing angle.

Since engine speed is still below a specified RPM and unstable during and immediately after starting, the ignition timing is fixed until engine operation is stabilized.

The ECM recognizes the engine is being cranked when it receives the NE and G signal. On some models, the starter (STa) signal is also used to inform the engine is being cranked.

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