P2642 Code:

OBD-II Diagnostic Powertrain (P) Trouble Code

Possible Cause

The most likely cause of P2642 code being stored is a defective automatic transmission cooler control valve or valve position sensor. Other causes may include corroded, open, or shorted wiring or connectors, a loose control module ground strap, or broken ground wire.

Common Symptoms

  1. This condition can be rectified by installing an in line resistor (2.5 ohms) between the signal and ground wires and leaving the exhaust gas temperature sensor disconnected
  2. Unlike other diagnostic codes, this type of code can sometimes be best left to a professional simply because of the bulk of circuitry involved
  3. The PCM will read the sensor resistance and pass it
  4. Typical causes of low pump pressure include clogged hydraulic passages, a defective pump, faulty shift solenoids, or a faulty electronic pressure regulator

Similar Problems

Auxiliary Emission Controls
IC Circuit High Voltage
Cruise Control System - Vehicle Accel Too High

P2642 Troubleshooting

White smoke means that the fuel that is being injected into the combustion chamber is not being burned properly. The common causes that produce white smoke range from something as simple as low engine compression or water in the fuel to the fuel pump timing being thrown off because something is starving the fuel from getting to the pump in the manner necessary for the pump to time and work correctly. P2642 the main thing to check is to verify the operation of the VCT solenoid. You're looking for a sticking or stuck VCt solenoid valve caused by contamination. Refer to vehicle specific repair manual to perform component tests for the VCT unit.

How to turn off P2642 check engine light ?

There are two ways to turn off the check engine light:

A repair technician can do so once repairs have been made.
The OBD II can automatically turn it off when it fails to detect the problem after several diagnostic cycles.

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