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If my vct timming sensor is faulty will it stop my au xr6 from running

Vct cam timing will my motornot run if it is faulty

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Cam shaft and crank shaft position sensors both have to work. sometimes a cam shaft sensor fault can be traced to a broken timing belt.

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How test cam sensor on 02 vct escort that loss power and its hard to start


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1999 ford contour p1381 error code


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

Read more: https://www.autocodes.com/p1381_ford.html
probably the cam sensor, sometimes the sensor can get damaged or the plug gets dislodged when the timing belt is done. .

Jun 20, 2017 | 1999 Ford Contour

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Ford bf fault code p1388


Hi there:DTC P1388 - Variable Cam Timing Overretarded (Bank #2)
Over-******** timing is detected. The PCM detected that the Variable Cam Timing "VCT" position indicated that the camshaft timing was over-******** when compared to a calibrated limit
Possible causes are::- Camshaft timing improperly set. - No oil flow to piston chamber. - VCT (variable cam timing) solenoid stuck open. - Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit).
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Jun 21, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Where is vct solenoid


Hi there:A code P0012 refers to the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) or VCT (Variable Camshaft Timing) components and the car's PCM (Powertrain Control Module, also called an ECM).
That consists of a few different components but the P0012 DTC specifically refers to the camshaft (cam) timing. In this case, if the cam timing is over-********, the engine light will be illluminated and the code will be set. The "A" camshaft is either the intake, left, or front camshaft.


A P0012 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following:

- Incorrect camshaft timing

- Wiring problems (harness/wiring) in intake timing control valve control solenoid system

- Continuous oil flow to VCT piston chamber

- Failed timing valve control solenoid (stuck open)



On Ford, the VCT solenoid is located at top of cylinder head underneath the valve cover and goes around one camshaft. You will need to remove the valve cover, the timing cover, then remove the timing belt, the camshaft sprockets, and finally the camshafts to remove the vct solenoid as it goes around the camshaft. You can use 2001-2003 models with same engine.



VCT or Variable Cam Timing solenoid is a device used in modern engines to change camshaft position timing in relevance to engine speed and engine timing allowing the engine to produce more horsepower without adding excessive overlap to the camshaft design.


The way the VCT Solenoid works is as follows:
The VCT solenoid works with oil pressure, it receives a signal from the ECM when the camshaft needs to be rotated either in the advanced mode or ******** mode depending on engine load and speed.The VCT solenoid is able to accomplish that by altering the oil flow in the passages that lead to the cam phaser(s), there are passages to advance the valve timing ( open the valves earlier), and passages that direct the oil to ****** the valve timing ( open them later)

The purpose of the VCT or Variable Cam Timing system is to allow the engine to move larger volumes of air in and out of the cylinders to generate maximum horsepower.
Vehicles with DOHC ( Dual Overhead Cam ) engines usually have two VCT solenoids mounted in each cylinder head, one for each camshaft, allowing the Engine Control Computer to activate each VCT timing mechanism in each Camshaft separately.
NOTE: The Cam phaser is mounted on the front of the camshaft(s) it is driven by the engine's timing chain or timing belt depending on the engine's design.



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Jun 20, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Check engine light is lit and error code is identified as P1383 unidentified code


Hi.

P1383 is one of Jaguar's own codes. You can find the code even in other engines (e.g. Ford). P1383 means : Variable Cam Timing Overretarded (Bank #1).

Symptoms:Rough idle, engine stalling.

Here 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).

  • Solution: the part in the Variable Cam Timing listed above must be tested and repaired.

    Regards.

    Ginko

    Aug 09, 2011 | 2002 Jaguar S-Type

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    P0012 Intake camshaft position timing over retarded bank one Is this a easy fix


    Code P0012 - Variable Camshaft Timing Over Retarded - Bank 1

    How does a P0012 code trigger the check engine light? This code will trigger the check engine light under the following condition:
    * The comprehensive component monitor, referred to as the CCM, monitors the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) position for over-retarded cam timing. If the cam timing exceeds a maximum calibrated limit or is stuck in a retarded position, the check engine light will come on and set this trouble code.

    Possible Causes:
    Incorrect camshaft timing
    VCT solenoid valve stuck open or continuous oil flow to piston chamber
    Camshaft advance mechanism binding, or faulty VCT unit

    Diagnostic Help:
    This check engine light code is caused by a mechanical fault of the VCT unit or related components, so there is no need for electrical diagnosis. Possible symptoms may include rough idle, stall or hard start. Refer to manufacturer specific component tests for the VCT unit. You may also use the "Get Help" link if you need specifications or have any other related questions. Remember to refer to an appropriate manual for specific instructions.

    Other details mentioned a P0012 DTC trouble code may be caused by one or more of the following:
    * Incorrect camshaft timing
    * Wiring problems (harness/wiring) in intake timing control valve control solenoid system
    * Continuous oil flow to VCT piston chamber
    * Failed timing valve control solenoid (stuck open)

    Possible Solutions:
    The main thing to check is to verify the operation of the VCT solenoid. You're looking for a sticking or stuck VCt solenoid valve caused by contamination. Refer to vehicle specific repair manual to perform component tests for the VCT unit. Notes: Dealer techs have advanced tools and the ability to follow detailed troubleshooting steps, including the ability to test components using a scan tool.

    Hope helps (remember to rate and comment this).

    Sep 30, 2010 | 2004 Ford F150

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    P 1383 cougar 2000


    P 1383 Variable Cam timing over-retarded (Bank 1) meaning the comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the VCT position for over - retarded camshaft timing . The test fails when when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in an retarded position.
    Cause :
    * Cam timing imprperly set * Continuous oil flow to the VCT piston chamber
    * VCT solenoid valve stuck open.
    * Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT UNIT)

    Hope that helps

    Jul 08, 2009 | 2000 Jaguar S-Type

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    Don't understand vct on 99 zx2.


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    May 24, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

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    My check engine light has been on \Replace cam sensor ?


    The cam sensor and VCT sprocket is a fairly common problem on those cars and $1400 is a bit on the high side, but not terribly so. A new car might be in your future. If it runs ok, I would not worry about it though. The VCT adjusts timing for fuel efficiency and emmisions and won't hurt the car to drive. Though your fuel mileage and performance may suffer a bit.

    Apr 13, 2009 | 2000 Ford Escort

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