P052A - Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3    What is this?
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P052A Possible Causes

  • Faulty Crankshaft position sensor
  • Faulty Camshaft position sensor
  • Faulty Intake valve timing control solenoid valve
  • Faulty Intake valve timing intermediate lock control solenoid valve
  • Accumulation of debris to the signal pick-up portion of the camshaft
  • Incorrect timing chain installation
  • Foreign matter caught in the oil groove for intake valve timing control

How do I fix code P052A?

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 P052A code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P052A 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)

P052a Description

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) position for an over-advanced camshaft timing during cold start up. The test fails when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in an advanced position.
OBDII Code P052a - Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1 - AutoCodes.com

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Information for specific makes

  • P052A AUDI Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1
  • P052A BMW Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1
  • P052A FORD Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1
  • P052A INFINITI Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1
  • P052A LINCOLN Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1
  • P052A MERCURY Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1
  • P052A NISSAN Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1
  • P052A VOLKSWAGEN Cold Start 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1

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