Tag: camshaft

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0306 Code: Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected

Engines contain cylinders that convert fuel into mechanical energy. Combustion within the cylinders fire at the right time to maximize the power they generate. When the engine’s 6th cylinder suffers...Read more


Bad VVT Solenoid Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Every automaker seems to have a different name for its variable valve timing (VVT) solenoids. Depending on the vehicle manufacturer, these parts may be referred to as camshaft actuator solenoids,...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0013 Code: Exhaust “B” Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit/Open (Bank 1)

Car diagnostic codes have been standardized to help mechanics and car owners find out what is wrong with a vehicle. To resolve a certain code, you’ll have to first find...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0012 Code: Intake (A) Camshaft Position Timing – Over-Retarded (Bank 1)

If your check engine light is illuminated and you notice your engine is suffering from poor idling or struggling to start properly, there may be an issue with its camshaft...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0341 Code: Camshaft Position Sensor ”A” Circuit Range/Performance (Bank 1 or Single Sensor)

Engine diagnostic trouble codes (DTC) are assigned to identify various problems in a car. There are hundreds of codes with different character combinations, meaning one cannot simply memorize all of...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0017 Code: Camshaft Position B – Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 1)

The P0017 error code means there might be an issue with your engine’s camshaft and crankshaft. These two vital components must be perfectly synchronized for your car’s engine to perform...Read more

OBD-II Trouble Codes

P0016 Code: Camshaft Position A – Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 1)

The P0016 error code concerns the camshaft and crankshaft—two important components within your vehicle’s engine. These two must be perfectly synchronized for the engine to function properly. So, if your...Read more


The Ignition System

The purpose of the ignition system is twofold: first to create a voltage high enough (20,000+) to arc cross the gap of a spark plug, thus creating a spark strong...Read more


A Short Course on Automobile Engines

Internal combustion gasoline engines run on a mixture of gasoline and air. The ideal mixture is 14.7 parts of air to one part of gasoline (by weight.) Since gas weighs...Read more

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