P0010 - "A" Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit (Bank 1)

Description and meaning of DTC p0010

This diagnostic trouble code (DTC) is a generic powertrain code, which means that it applies to OBD-II equipped vehicles, including but not limited to Toyota, VW, Ford, Dodge, Honda, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Audi, Acura, etc. A P0010 code refers to the VVT (variable valve timing) or VCT (variable camshafttiming) components and the car's PCM (powertrain control module) or ECM (engine control module). VVT is a technology used in the engine to allow it to get greater power or efficiency at different running points. That consistsof an oil control valve (OCV), also called a solenoid valve and other components. Basically the check engine light and associated P0010 trouble code means thatthe voltage in the circuit has fallen below a set limit for a specific amountof time (varies by make/model/engine). This code is specific to bank 1. Bank 1 is the side of the engine that contains cylinder #1.

p0010 diagnostic trouble code symptoms

Symptoms may include:Check Engine Light illuminated (Malfunction Indicator Lamp)Rough runningother symptoms may also be present

DTC p0010 - possible causes

A code P0010 may mean that one or more of the following has happened:Faulty oil control valve (OCV)Open or short in the VVT/VCT circuitOpen or short in the OCV / solenoid valveDamaged computer (PCM)

How to fix OBD-II diagnostic trouble code p0010

Some recommended troubleshooting and repair steps are:Carefully inspect the Bank1 VVT/VCT system circuit wiring and connectors, repair as requiredWith a warm engine, test the operation of the OCV, replace/repair as neededOther Reading - [PassatWorld]Other camshaft DTC codes: P0011 - P0012 - P0020 - P0021 - P0022

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