P3642 Oldsmobile Eight is triggered when the bank 1 camshaft position sensor doesn't match the signal from the crankshaft position sensor. This is because the barometric pressure sensor is part of the MAF sensor. Sometimes, the MAF's sensing wire can accumulate and get covered with dirt, dust and/or oil residue, which can also lead to the error code.
SymptomsSymptoms of a P3642 Oldsmobile Eight diagnostic trouble code may include:
Possible Causes :
Look at the plug wires to make sure they are not burnt or laying on the exhaust. You might continue by connecting the scanner to the vehicle diagnostic connector and retrieving all stored codes and freeze frame data. Find out what kind of system you have and verify that voltage to the fuel level sensor is present at the fuel pump wiring harness.
Diagnostic trouble code P3642 Oldsmobile Eight 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 P3642 Oldsmobile Eight.
Fortunately, P3642 Oldsmobile Eight is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.