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P1345 2000 TOYOTA ECHO - Variable Valve Timing Sensor Bank 1 Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 2/3  What is this?
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P1345 2000 TOYOTA ECHO Possible Causes

  • Faulty Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Sensor
  • Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Engine Control Module (ECM)

How is the P1345 2000 TOYOTA ECHO code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

What is the cost to diagnose the P1345 2000 TOYOTA ECHO code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1345 2000 TOYOTA ECHO code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

When is the code detected?

No Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor signal to Engine Control Module (ECM) during cranking at 4 sec. or more.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P1345 2000 TOYOTA ECHO Meaning

Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor (VVT signal) consist of a signal plate and pickup coil. The VVT signal plate has 1 tooth on its outer circumference and is mounted on the intake camshafts. When the camshafts rotate, the protrusion on the signal plate and the air gap on the pickup coil change, causing fluctuations in the magnetic field and generating an electromotive force in the pickup coil. The actual camshaft angle is detected by the VVT sensor and it provides feedback to the Engine Control Module (ECM) to control the intake valve timing in response to during condition.

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