P0016 - Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor A

About Trouble Code P0016

The check engine light will trigger a code P0015 when the camshaft position sensor for bank 1 does not match up to the signal coming from the crankshaft position sensor. The camshaft position sensor is triggered by the notched wheel built into the exhaust camshaft sprocket.

Symptoms of Trouble Code P0016

First notice as with most trouble codes will the triggering of the check engine light. There have been complaints of erratic driving, this however, will vary depending on the problem. More commonly you will hear about a reduction in power, hard starting, and a decrease in fuel efficiency.

Causes of Trouble Code P0016

One of the main causes of trouble code P0016 is when the camshaft timing is out of position. This could be due to jumped teeth in the timing chain. It can also be triggered if the camshaft phaser needs repositioned or replaced. Also, commonly seen is a restriction in the Oil Control Valveā€™s filter.

How to Fix Trouble Code P0016

Start with validating the code by clearing it, taking the vehicle out for a drive, checking to make sure the trouble code reappears. You may need to replace the camshaft sensor on bank 1 or the timing chain and guides. Replacing or repairing wiring and connection to the Camshaft Oil Control valve or Sensor may also be required.

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