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2008 accord. 68k 4l. P1009 and p0341. Chain was stretched.

Customer Question

2008 accord. 68k 4l. P1009 and p0341. Chain was stretched. 14.7mm limit is 13.5. New chain, tensioner, guides and replaced actuator. Oil is clean, no sludge. Verified operation of vtc solenoid.
JA: What size is your engine? How many miles since your last oil change?
Customer: 4l roughly 5k
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. So far chain, tensioner, guides, vtc actuator replaced warranty. Doing a oil change with Honda filter and oil. Going to do solenoid even though it Dosent appear to clogged and does work
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: P1009 came in about 100 miles later, and after clear and ckp learn dtc came on 40 miles
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Forget to mention vsa 83-13 pgm ecm relation dtc
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I' m Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I' m reviewing your question now, and I will be post back with your reply ASAP

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

is the VTC actuator getting correct power and ground ?

you said you tested , did you test outside the car or on the car

i want to look up the codes troubleshoot tree and the wiring diagrams and get back to you on it

you have changed all the correct things ,but let see if we have ,a wiring issue, a timing issue or a defective component

I will let you know , might be in the morning , if that is okay

Thank You ***** ( aka -Customer)

ASE Certified Tech

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Sure. Removed from car and visually inspected and jumped pins and verified operation.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Timing marks are centered using 11 o'clock timing mArks on crank pulley
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

ok sounds good, so that leaves bad components out for now

let u know


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Can't be actuator. They did parts defect warranty on it so it was done 2x
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

yes i agree , we don't have a bad actuator

just want make sure we getting correct power to it and it is activating when needed

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Any other ideas?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

you should be getting a ground on the actuator connector with car on and engine running , back probe it

are , and it might be intermittent we ecm dropping the ground but intermentily not all the time

if you are not we have ecm problem or the wiring to it , there is nothing left , that will cause it

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

what cause the timing chain to stretch at 68k only ?

do you what happened , you bought car new or used ?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
How would I monitor that while test driving vechile?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

you can with a scanner, reading live data ,and pull up actuator on screen and watch it

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 months ago.

That is really best way doin it