VTEC System Oil Pressure Troubleshooting

Special Tools Required
Oil pressure gauge attachment (  07NAJ-P070100)
 

Low pressure gauge (  07406-0070002)
 
Oil pressure hose (  07ZAJ-S5A0200)
 


NOTE:

1.Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

2.Do the VTEC TEST in the INSPECTION MENU with the HDS.

Can you hear the rocker arm oil control solenoid click?


YES - Go to 6.


NO - Go to 3.


3.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

4.Disconnect the rocker arm oil control solenoid 2P connector.

5.Connect the battery positive terminal (+) to terminal No. 1, and the negative terminal (-) with a wire.

 

Is the rocker arm oil control solenoid clicking?


YES - Update the ECM/PCM if it does not have the latest software, or substitute a known-good ECM/PCM, then recheck. If the symptom/indication goes away with a known-good ECM/PCM, replace the original ECM/PCM.n


NO - Go to 20.

6.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

7.Remove the bolt (A) from the rocker arm oil control valve and connect the special tool as shown, the install the bolt that was removed to the oil pressure gauge attachment (B).

NOTE: Replace the O-ring after installing the bolt back into the rocker arm oil control valve.

 

8.Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm (min-1) without load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on.

9.Check the oil pressure at the engine speed of 1,000 to 2,000 rpm (min-1).

NOTE: Keep the measuring time as short as possible (less than 1 minute).

Is the oil pressure below 49 kPa (0.5 kgf/cm2, 7 psi)?


YES - Go to 10.


NO - Go to 20.


10.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

11.Disconnect the rocker arm oil control solenoid 2P connector.

12.Connect the battery positive terminal (+) to terminal No. 1, and the negative terminal (-) with a wire.

 

13.Check the oil pressure at the engine speed of 3,500 rpm (min-1).

NOTE: Keep the measuring time as short as possible (less than 1 minute).

Is the oil pressure above 390 kPa (4.0 kgf/cm2, 57 psi)?


YES - The VTEC system oil pressure is normal.n


NO - Go to 14.


14.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

15.Remove the rocker arm oil control valve.

16.Check the rocker arm oil control solenoid filter for dirt and clogging.

Is the rocker arm oil control solenoid filter dirty or clogged?


YES - Replace the engine oil, engine oil filter, and the rocker arm oil control solenoid filter, then go to 17.


NO - Go to 20.

17.Remove the bolt (A) from the rocker arm oil control valve and connect the special tool as shown, the install the bolt that was removed to the oil pressure gauge attachment (B).

NOTE: Replace the O-ring after installing the bolt back into the rocker arm oil control valve.

 

18.Connect the battery positive terminal (+) to terminal No. 1, and the negative terminal (-) with a wire.

 

19.Check the oil pressure at the engine speed of 3,500 rpm (min-1).

NOTE: Keep the measuring time as short as possible (less than 1 minute).

Is the oil pressure above 390 kPa (4.0 kgf/cm2, 57 psi)?


YES - Troubleshooting is complete.n


NO - Go to 20.


20.Replace the rocker arm oil control valve.

21.Remove the bolt (A) from the rocker arm oil control valve and connect the special tool as shown, the install the bolt that was removed to the oil pressure gauge attachment (B).

NOTE: Replace the O-ring after installing the bolt back into the rocker arm oil control valve.

 

22.Connect the battery positive terminal (+) to terminal No. 1, and the negative terminal (-) with a wire.

 

23.Check the oil pressure at the engine speed of 3,500 rpm (min-1).

NOTE: Keep the measuring time as short as possible (less than 1 minute).

Is the oil pressure above 390 kPa (4.0 kgf/cm2, 57 psi)?


YES - Troubleshooting is complete.n


NO - Clean the oil passage of the cylinder block or replace the cylinder block.n