Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Acura TSX 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 55000 miles
I have a 2004 Acura TSX which is popping up CEL code P0341. This code started popping up after the last oil change, and I'm going to change the oil again. This code is for VTC out of range, which my manual says to replace the sensors. I have done that, to no avail. This code is showing up more frequently, primarily when decelerating using the engine(tiptronic downshift) and seems to be associated with the VTC cam solenoid not retarding the intake cam properly.
I currently have 3 more options besides the oil change coming up in the next couple weeks besides the fact that I have a 4 year old car with codes now.
1. Inspect the VTC strainer/filter which I think might be a waste of time since I'm not getting a VTC solenoid malfunction
2. Inspect/test the VTC solenoid. Any ideas? Not sure how to do this or how its supposed to work
3. Inspect/test the VTC gear on the cam itself, my manual says I can apply 60PSI to the hole and it should 'unlock' and vice versa for the advance.
I would rather not chase my tail, and hope that some more experienced mechanics can help to direct me in the right direction since i'm a new father and can't afford to replace several hundred dollars in parts randomly.
Thursday, September 4th, 2008 AT 2:25 AM