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OBD II dignostic P1381 meaning????

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Old 10-06-2006, 03:10 AM
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my check engine light came on, and the code was p1381. Which is "Cylinder position sensor intermittent interruption" what does that mean? does anyone know???
 
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:12 AM
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can anyone help?
 
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:45 AM
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why don;t you start by inputting the year and model on your signature so we can all see what you need help on.

most likely bad distributor ..or bad wiring from ecm to distributor ....
 
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:36 PM
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its 1998 Honda Accord 4 cyl EX Auto
 
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you might want to consider putting your ride in your sig, that way you don't have the rest of us asking you

"YMM"
 
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:59 PM
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The CYP sensor is down in the distributor. It's not available separately, so you gotta buy a distributor. Not real cheap, so you should look for flaky wiring or loose connections first. Start with the big multi-pin plug at the distributor. I don't have my wiring drawing nearby, so I can't tell you what color wire to follow.
 
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:23 AM
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I changed my distributor and ignion starter or w/e. a few months ago...
is it possible the guy that did it messed it up? or screwed up the wiring..
 
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:02 PM
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Sure it's always possible that he screwed it up. It's possible that parts of the wiring plugs have corroded, or mice chewed up some wires. But you can't really blame your mechanic with any certainty until you find some specific damage to your wiring.

Take off your distributor cap & look inside. If there's rust-colored dust in there, then maybe the distributor shaft bearing isn't lubricated. Did he put in a NEW distributor or maybe a used one?
 
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