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P0012 AUDI - 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over Retarded Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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P0012 AUDI Possible Causes

  • Low or Dirty Engine Oil
  • Faulty camshaft actuator
  • Low engine oil level
  • Camshaft actuator harness is open or shorted
  • Camshaft actuator circuit poor electrical connection

How do I fix code P0012 AUDI?

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 P0012 AUDI code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0012 AUDI 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.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Possible Lack/Loss of power
  • Possible Engine rough idle

P0012 AUDI Description

Engine Management Systems (EMS) use the camshaft position sensor to manage sequential fuel injection and as part of misfire diagnosis. The EMS constantly monitors the number of pulses on the signal circuit. The EMS compares the number of camshaft sensor reference pulses and the number of crankshaft position sensor reference pulses received. If the EMS receives an incorrect number of pulses, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) should be stored in the EMS. Some engine management systems will then default to multi-port or gang-fire injector operation. The camshaft position sensor signal is required to sequence the injector operation to the proper cylinder timing. If the camshaft position sensor or circuit is faulty most engines will start.
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