P000A - 'A' Camshaft Position Slow Response Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3   
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P000A Possible Causes

  • Erratic camshaft position due to low oil pressure
  • Oil flow restriction in the oil passages or the variable camshaft timing (VCT) valve body
  • Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit)
  • Damaged VCT phaser
  • Radio frequency interference (RFI)

First diagnose P000A code

    Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Cost of diagnosing the P000A code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P000A code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

P000A Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P000a Description

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors and evaluates the response of the actual position on a target position change. The setpoint and camshaft position are saved at the beginning of a setpoint change. If this change over time is large enough (gradient), the camshaft phasing change is evaluated. If the change after the diagnostic time is smaller than a threshold, a slow response is detected, and if the value is greater, then there is no concern. By detecting a concern, an antibounce counter is incremented otherwise the counter is decremented. If the counter exceeds an adjustable limit, the P000A is set.
OBDII Code P000a - 'A' Camshaft Position Slow Response Bank 1 - AutoCodes.com

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