C3461 Volvo 164 is described as Intake Air Temperature (IAT) Circuit Malfunction. It's actually a general trouble code for a problem on IAT electrical circuit sensor, as it sends incorrect voltage input signals to the PCM. As you drive and when specific conditions are slowly met, the vapors will gradually purge from the charcoal canister and will get burned within your engine.
SymptomsSymptoms of a C3461 Volvo 164 diagnostic trouble code may include:
Possible Causes :
With the valve disconnected, the red voltmeter lead should be attached to the IMRC valve power wire and the black voltmeter lead connected to ground. Use the DVOM to test resistance and continuity on all system circuits if actuator and sensor resistance levels are in compliance with manufacturer's specifications. Look at the plug wires to make sure they are not burnt or laying on the exhaust.
Diagnostic trouble code C3461 Volvo 164 is not difficult to diagnose and repair. Thus, it always pays to have a qualified technician to look after your vehicle should this error code arise.
Diagnosing this code requires the engine to be in good running shape, without unmetered air entering the engine. If other codes that relates to misfiring condition, lean running or air entering the engine is present, then you must first fix those error codes before C3461 Volvo 164.
Fortunately, C3461 Volvo 164 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.