The crankshaft sensor sends a signal to the EZL/Ignition Module. The EZL then sends a signal to the coil to spark to the cap tower then to the rotor. If the sensor is defective, you will never get a spark. If the wires are frayed, you may get an intermittent spark which would cause misfiring, rough idling, and errors when the system is checked.
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