CAR HAS SURGINGING PROBLEMS KEEP GETTING A P1349 CODE, ALSO WHEN COMING TO A STOP CAR WANTS TO REVE UP THE RPMs HAVE REPLACED VVT SENSOR, WE REPLACED MOTOR AND CHANGED OVER ALL SENSORS. FEELS LIKE A SLIGHT MISS WHEN CRUSING AT 55 MPH
You said you changed the engine, is it a used engine or rebuilt engine? If it is a used engine how many miles are on the engine?
The problem could be associated with the timing belt, valve adjustment, stuck variable valve actuator and maybe burned or bent valves.
Inspect the condition of the valve cover oil baffle as per TSB EG007-02. If camshaft or camshaft position sensor damage resulting from a bent baffle is identified, repair the damage as necessary.
Make sure the vehicle is in "PARK" with the engine idling.
If needed take a compression test on the engine to see if it is within specs. If the timing belt slipped just one tooth it can give you the problems you're having now. Low compression would indicate this. It could be one cylinder or it could be all of them depending on the readings.
You may need a scanner to diagnosis this problem if everything checks out up to this point.
There is a service bulletin regarding this code. It is related to the variable valve time and variable valve timing actuator. Part of the service bulletin is listed below because the bulletin is too long and has instructional pictures on it. If you need a copy of the service bulletin you can get it at ALLDATAdiy.com.
May 19, 2003
M.I.L. "ON" DTC P1349 - VVTi ACTUATOR
'00 - '02 Corolla, Celica, MR2 Spyder, and ECHO
Under certain conditions customers may experience a MIL "ON" condition with DTC P1349 indicating a variable vale timing (VVTi) malfunction. In some cases, the cause of this DTC may be the VVTi actuator. Use the procedures in this bulletin to verify the operation of the actuator.