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I have codes p0010 and p0012
A P0010 code refers to the VVT (variable valve timing) or VCT (variable camshaft timing) components and the car's PCM (powertrain control module). That consists of an oil control valve (OCV), also called a solenoid valve and other components. Basically the check engine light and associated P0010 trouble code means that the voltage in the circuit has fallen below a set limit for a specific amount of time (varies by make/model/engine).
Carefully inspect the Bank 1 VVT/VCT system circuit wiring and connectors, repair as required
With a warm engine, test the operation of the OCV, replace/repair as needed.
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Posted on Nov 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: WHERE IS THE SENSOR LOCATED?
This is a known problem. The temp sensors go bad every so often. VW recognized this a few years back, updated the sensor and accordingly changed the colour from brown to green. oops.... They still go bad. The sensor is on the drivers side of the engine, on the back of the head in what looks like the thermostat housing. If you have a man trans there's a set of glow plugs commin out of it. This is the only temp sensor on the TDI. There's a plastic horseshoe clip (the dealer should have offer you one when you bought the sensor) you have to pop out, then wiggle the sensor until it comes out. MAKE SURE THE OLD O-RING COMES OUT, this will make instaling the new sensor much easier and will prevent your all your coolant from leaking out.... Yah, I seen it done, not good. Worst part is you can't see what you are dooing so good but its fairly simple. Good luck and happy motoring
Posted on Dec 09, 2009
my mustang had problems after i put an exhaust on it. if this is the case for you go down under your car it has 2 sensors up high on each exhaust pipe get the size then go down to an auto parts store and get some spark plug reducers and screw your o2 sensors into them and back into your exhaust
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
Trace your steps, look for the sensor wire or plug that connects the sensor to your harness, you may have unplugged it, or damaged it.
Posted on Jan 01, 2010
check your timing something could have moved out of time.your computer knows something is wrong but has no adjustment left to compensate.
Posted on Jan 26, 2010
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