This includes the Honda Odyssey, Pilot, Stream, Shuttle, Accord, Palisade and more.
What is a Honda P3400 Engine OBDII Error Code?
A Honda with an Error Code P3400 is a “Cylinder Deactivation System Bank 1“.
Some scan tools will also give a “Valve Pause system (VPS) Stuck Off Bank 1”.
This error can be caused by several things but is commonly caused by a bad oil pressure sensor.
Be sure to check if the oil level is good as low oil level will cause a problem.
Possible Causes of a Honda P3400 Engine Error Code
- Low oil level
- Old dirty oil
- Faulty oil pressure sensor
- Defective cylinder deactivation solenoid
- An open or short in the cylinder deactivation solenoid harness
- A bad electrical connection in the cylinder deactivation solenoid circuit
- Defective mass airflow sensor
- Defective throttle position sensor
- Defective intake control manifold absolute pressure sensor
- Defective lifters
- Restricted oil passages
- Low engine oil level
- No oil on the lifters
The first thing to check is the oil and be sure it is at the proper level and not dirty and grimy, as this can cause oil pressure issues.
Often, the oil pressure switch sensor is replaced first since it is a common problem with Honda’s such as the Odyssey and is a low-cost part.
Bad wiring or ECM could also cause this error code with the sensor the usual problem.
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How To Fix Honda Engine Error Code P3400 (Replace Oil Sensor)
- The sensor is located at the right rear of the engine behind the throttle body.
- It will have a wire plug harness that will need to come off to remove it.
- A 24mm Deep Socket will need to be used to remove it.
- Once the old sensor is removed, install the new unit making sure it seals good as to not leak oil.
Fixing a P3400 trouble code is usually easy enough and falls in the backyard mechanic DIY category.
Of course, if in doubt call a professional certified mechanic.
The P3400 code will be given by an OBDII scanner tool after the Honda check engine light comes on.
Other OBDII trouble codes may also be given and also need to be looked up for the cause.
A faulty sensor is the usually cause and is commonly replaced.
The year of a vehicle will make a difference as some will be easier to work on than others.
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