Gen 2: Pressure Sensor Replacement Single
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Pressure Sensor Replacement Single is to be used in place of air switching valves or damaged pressure sensors. These are used only with the Gen 2 (Standard) Bypass kits and is not compatible with the Gen 2 (3 Valve) or Gen 1 Bypass Kits. Not a stand along product, must be used with Bypass Kit.
The Pressure Sensor Options are for use with the Gen 2 units only and are not compatible with Gen 2 (3V) or Gen 1 units. The Gen 2 units as well as the ECM require functioning pressure sensors to operate correctly. On 2007 or newer vehicles that have two solenoid type air switching valves with a pressure sensor (one in each air switching valve) this harness with a Factory Toyota pressure sensor is a great cost saving kit addon that will take care of problems caused by a damaged pressure sensors. This replacement sensor will take the place of the damaged pressure sensor built into your 5 pin air switching valve. In these vehicles, the air injection pressure sensors are much closer to the hot exhaust gases. Damage to these sensors can happen when the vehicle is operated with the air switching valves stuck open which lets the hot exhaust to reach the pressure sensors. It is more common for this sort of damage to cause the pressure sensor to read as a valve stuck open code incorrectly instead of being damaged bad enough to cause a Pressure Sensor Circuit Code. This can cause valve stuck open codes even after installing the bypass kit and block off plates. A Gen II kit must be installed to use this harness and all the wiring for the pressure sensors/ air switching valves must be intact. If you are getting a pressure sensor circuit code it is important to verify the wiring to the ECM is good first. Sometimes rodents like to chew on wires which the bypass kit nor this Pressure Sensor Option can fix. Typically to fix the damaged pressure sensor you would have to replace the entire expensive air switching valve assembly. For all engines two good pressure sensor are needed. These can be the combination of good pressure sensors in the factory air switching valves or PSOs. In the case of two damaged pressure sensors or wanting to remove the air switching valves you will need two PSO options added to the Gen-II kit. The Pressure Sensor Options are for use with the Gen-II units only. One PSO is needed for each damaged valve. The PSO are used with the Gen 2 kit when the vehicle has a damaged secondary air injection system pressure sensor. Most of the vehicles from 2007 and newer have a pressure sensor that is built into the top of each of the secondary air switching valves. Regardless of the bypass kits, the vehicle’s computer (ECM) still requires these sensors as it uses them as barometric pressure sensors when the SAIS is not operating. When one of these sensors is damaged it most often causes valve stuck open codes that cannot be cleared with the engine not running or pressure sensor circuit fault codes that cannot be cleared. As a work around to replacing the factory air switching valves because of damaged pressure sensors which on many vehicles requires removing the intake manifold to accomplish, we can replace the pressure sensor with the PSO. Once the GenII kit is installed the PSO will take the place of where the air switching valve would normally plug into the Gen 2 harness and the air switching valve is left completely disconnected and can be eliminated if needed. Most often the pressure sensors in the air switching valves are damaged by continuing to drive the vehicle for an extended period of time with the valve being physically stuck open or leaking exhaust. It is hard to determine a certain time frame that this damage occurs over because of variations in the severity of the exhaust leak and length of time the sensor is exposure to the leaking exhaust. System configurations on the different vehicles also affect the time it takes to damage a pressure sensor but we typically see them get damaged after a couple of weeks of continued exposure. When there is a pressure sensor circuit code present like P2431-2438 it is important to also check over the wiring from the air switching valves to the ECM. Sometimes wiring damage will cause these codes and neither the Gen 2 kit or PSO will work if the problem is in the wiring or connector. It is also important to note that a damaged pressure sensor can also damage the ECM if the circuit codes are present for too long. There is nothing to be done at this point but to also replace the ECM. For all of the V8 engines two good pressure sensor are needed. These can be the combination of good pressure sensors in the factory air switching valves or PSOs. In the case of two damaged pressure sensors or wanting to remove the air switching valves you will need two PSO options added to the Gen-II kit.
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