P0011 P0012

The ECM optimizes the intake valve timing using the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) system to control the intake camshaft. The VVT system includes the ECM, the camshaft timing oil control valve assembly and the camshaft timing gear assembly. The ECM sends a target duty-cycle control signal to the camshaft timing oil control valve assembly. This control signal regulates the oil pressure supplied to the camshaft timing gear assembly. The camshaft timing gear assembly can advance or retard the intake camshaft. If the difference between the target and actual intake valve timing is large, and changes in the actual intake valve timing are small, the ECM interprets this as a camshaft timing gear assembly stuck malfunction and sets a DTC.

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

The VVT (variable valve timing) system adjusts the intake valve timing to improve driveability. The engine oil pressure turns the camshaft timing gear assembly to adjust the valve timing.
The camshaft timing oil control valve assembly is a solenoid valve and switches the engine oil line. The valve moves when the ECM applies the 12 V to the solenoid. The ECM changes the energizing time to the solenoid (duty-cycle) in accordance with the camshaft position, crankshaft position, throttle position, etc.

Diagnostic trouble code chart

HINT: Parameters listed in the chart may not be exactly the same as your readings due to the type of instrument or other factors. If a trouble code is displayed during the DTC check, inspect the trouble areas listed for that code. For details of the code, refer to the "See page" below. *1: The MIL flashes when a catalyst damaging misfire is detected. *2: Euro-OBD only.

Data list / active test

Using the intelligent tester to read the Data List allows the values or states of switches, sensors, actuators and other items to be read without removing any parts. This non-intrusive inspection can be very useful because intermittent conditions or signals may be discovered before parts or wiring is disturbed. Reading the Data List information early in troubleshooting is one way to save diagnostic time.

Fail-safe chart

If any of the following DTCs are set, the ECM enters fail-safe mode to allow the vehicle to be driven temporarily or stops fuel injection.

Check mode procedure

Compared to normal mode, check mode is more sensitive to malfunctions. Therefore, check mode can detect malfunctions that cannot be detected in normal mode. NOTICE: All the stored DTCs and freeze frame data are cleared if: 1) the ECM is changed from normal mode to check mode or vice versa; or 2) the power switch is turned from on (IG) to on (ACC) or off while in check mode. Before changing modes, always check and note any DTCs and freeze frame data.

Freeze frame data

The ECM records vehicle and driving condition information as freeze frame data the moment a DTC is stored. When troubleshooting, freeze frame data can be helpful in determining whether the vehicle was moving or stationary, whether the engine was warmed up or not, whether the air fuel ratio was lean or rich, as well as other data recorded at the time of a malfunction.

DTC check / clear

NOTICE: When the diagnosis system is changed from normal mode to check mode or vice versa, all DTCs and freeze frame data recorded in normal mode are cleared. Before changing modes, always check and make a note of DTCs and freeze frame data.

Diagnosis system

When troubleshooting European On-Board Diagnostic (Euro-OBD) vehicles, the vehicle must be connected to an OBD scan tool (complying with ISO 15765-4). Various data output from the ECM can then be read. Euro-OBD regulations require that the vehicle's on-board computer illuminates the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) on the instrument panel when the computer detects a malfunction in:

Terminals of ecm

The standard normal voltage between each pair of the ECM terminals is shown in the table below. The appropriate conditions for checking each pair of the terminals are also indicated. The result of checks should be compared with the standard normal voltage for that pair of the terminals, and displayed in the "Specified Condition" column. The illustration above can be used as a reference to identify the ECM terminal locations.