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P1388 1998 FORD F150 Code - Variable Cam Timing Over Retarded Bank 2

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P1388 1998 FORD F150 code possible causes

  • Cam timing improperly set
  • Continuous oil flow to the VCT piston chamber
  • VCT solenoid valve stuck open
  • Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit).

|How do I fix the P1388 1998 FORD F150 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.

|P1388 1998 FORD F150 code tech notes

The comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the VCT position for over-retarded camshaft timing. The test fails when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in an retarded position.

|Cost of diagnosing the P1388 1998 FORD F150 code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P1388 1998 FORD F150 code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are P1388 1998 FORD F150 code possible symptoms?

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

|P1388 1998 FORD F150 code description

The variable camshaft timing solenoid effects the inlet camshaft timing only. The actuator is a helical spline type, which is engine oil driven. It provides 50 degrees of rotation for camshaft adjustment under different types of engine torque and load conditions.
The comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the VCT position for over-retarded camshaft timing. The test fails when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in a retarded position.
OBDII Code P1388 1998 Ford F150 - Variable Cam Timing Over Retarded Bank 2 - AutoCodes.com

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