Honda P1361: Top Dead Center Sensor Intermittent Signal

Is your scanner showing Honda P1361?
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Honda P1361: Top Dead Center Sensor Intermittent Signal

OVERVIEW
Severity
:
High
DIY Difficulty Level
:
Intermediate
Repair Cost
:
$150-$250
Can I Still Drive?
:
No

What Does The Honda P1361 Code Mean?

Engine running, and the PCM detected an unexpected or intermittent interruption of the Top Dead Center (TDC) sensor signal.

What Are The Potential Causes Of The Honda P1361 Code?

  • TDC signal circuit is open or shorted to ground
  • TDC signal circuit is shorted to VREF or system power
  • TDC pickup assembly or its pulse rotor is damaged
  • PCM has failed

Recommended Parts

Below are some recommended auto parts to help you address the trouble code affecting your vehicle and get it running smoothly again:

>>> WORKPRO 582-piece Crimp Terminals, Wire Connectors, Heat Shrink Tube, Electrical Repair Kit
>>> CrocSee 250 Pieces - Car Fuses Assortment Kit
>>> Genuine Honda TDC Cylinder Sensor Assembly
>>> Honda PCM

Note: During the purchasing process, please check carefully whether the part you want to buy fits your car!

Reference Sources

Technical Service Bulletins 01-083 for P1361 –¬†Honda Motor Co., Ltd., 2001 Civic EX

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