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2008 Scion xD Question: Changing the Camshaft Timing Oil Control Valve Sensor.

 

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new2013, Surprise, AZ, August 14, 2013, 17:07
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When changing the sensor, do I need to reprogram the computer? I changed the sensor, and the car starts but doesn't stay on, it only stays on if I hit the gas.

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    August 14, 2013, 22:42
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    was the battery disconnected before you replaced the sensor?

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    new2013, August 15, 2013, 15:51
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    Yes, it was

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    Tbone1980, August 15, 2013, 19:22
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    ok, this may not apply to your toyota but try it any way, start the vehicle and keep foot on gas only a little bit try and hold it around 1500 RPM for a few minutes or untill the engine warms up it should stay running after that, if not you may need a scanner to reset the adaptives for the computer to relearn idle point, this happened to me on a 1993 chevy lumina z34 after i had replaced the alternator.

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    August 14, 2013, 23:47
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    Recheck your work for any unhooked, improperly hooked or loose componets if it doesn't clear up after running it for awhile!

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    globalhelper August 15, 2013, 06:11
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    you may have caused more damage than good.scan codes and post if any

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    August 17, 2013, 21:14
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    If you would have spent $26.95 for factory step by step instructions then you wouldn't be here.
    www.alldatadiy.com

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