Hi all, new here and new to a 2015 i3 Rex.
Bought the car off a generic used dealer for a great price a couple weeks ago. Replaced the 12V battery with a brand new one from Remy, after trickle charging it fully. Coded the car for HSOC but resolved not to run the Rex until I could do an oil change. Finally got everything done this week, and fired it up in Emissions Test mode. The Rex started up then immediately shut down with a Drive Train malfunction error.
Read through all the forums and replaced the fuel pump relay. No change.
Read the codes, they said misfire on cylinders 1 and 2 and camshaft sensor error.
Spoke to the dealer, he said, maybe it was sitting with old gas too long. So I tricked it into running in HSOC by clearing codes a few times while it was on, then drove it around late in the night until the tank was empty. It ran brilliantly once I got it started: smooth with no codes, and was a real treat for battery life!
Today I put a tank of fresh gas in it, and fire it up again. Same errors, same symptoms. Tricked it into running in emissions test mode by clearing codes, and let it run to flush anything in the lines. Took it for a drive. Same errors, same symptoms.
At this point, I'm pretty sure I have a problem, but not sure if its just a bad sensor or its an actual camshaft problem. Does anyone have any experience or advice they can share?
Exact code is: 104004 "Inlet camshaft sensor, electrical: synchronization error"
The engine training manual, page 8, suggests this sensor is pretty close to being user accessible. Has anyone replaced it?
https://attachments.priuschat.com/attac ... Engine.pdf