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Ted tech at chrysler dealer trying to diagnose dtc p1349b I

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hi Ted my name is ***** ***** at chrysler dealer trying to diagnose dtc p1349b I am trying to diagnose by following pinpoint test using all data and using otc scanner and I am struggling
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.


What year and model are you working on and what engine does it have?

What is the mileage on it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the vehicle also sets misfire codes after extended driving but the p1349b is a hard fault. 2001 toyota highlander 3.0L vin. jtehf21a710019050.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
154,458 miles
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Let me check a few things and get back to you, has anything been replaced yet?

Have you tested the OCV valve by activating it with the scanner?

What does the oil look like, any chance there is a lot of sludge in the engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
oil looks good and is full I tried turning the ocv valves on or off with otc scanner and i can't find ocv valves tests on scanner. i did find a section where i can turn on and off vvt sol. but it only works with engine not running. the pinpoint test says with vehicle running activate ocv and observe engine speed. The rpm also stays around 2000
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Ok, the code is for bank one, near the firewall, the most common faults are loss of oil pressure to the ocv, a bad, ocv or a bad actuator gear. Keep in mind that it can also be caused by the timing belt being off a tooth on the cam sprocket. Try removing the oil control valve and activate it to see if it's even working, I don't know of another way to test it except to use the scanner to activate each bank while the engine is running.

Try switching the ocv from left to right and see if the code goes to the other side.

Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

I have to go offline for about two hours, will check back with you then.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok Ted thank you
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

I'm back online, let me know if you need anything else.