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I put a used engine in our 96 Honda accord. the engine in it…

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I put a used...

I put a used engine in our 96 Honda accord. the engine in it was a 2.2 vetch. the engine we put in was a 98 2.3 vetch. I switched over everything but the crank sensor. I now have a p1361 code

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the vehicle stall at low speeds? Does it sputter?

Rev limiter stops at 3000 rpms other than that it runs fine

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Accord yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yeah doing it myself. I have not tried anything yet

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I don't believe so, just trying to come up with a plan of attack

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Mechanic for Honda: Matt, Engineer replied 1 month ago
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I would say it sounds like the crank trigger wheel and / or the cam trigger wheel are different between the 2 engines

I'd remove the crank and cam sensors on both and peer into the hole with a torch and count the number of teeth you can see when turning the engine over

if they are different then the ECU will see a different speed to what its expecting and would explain the issue

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Mechanic for Honda: Matt, Engineer replied 1 month ago

To resolve it you may find the easiest option is to fit the 1998 ECU however this will then need coding up to match the rest of the car

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