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Old 07-15-2008, 08:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Code P0011 Camshaft Position actuator

Any one have this code come up. (Camshaft Position system actuator bank1 timing over-advance.) and what was replaced.

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Old 07-16-2008, 08:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Some of the first checks for this DTC "family" (DTC P0010, P0011, P0013, or P0014) is to check the oil. It is also something an owner could do.


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1. Ensure the vehicle has the proper oil viscosity.
2. Observe the engine oil level. The engine oil level should be within the operating range.

Circuit/System Testing

5. Determine that the vehicle has the correct engine oil. Refer to Service and Appearance Care in the owner's manual.

⇒ If the engine oil life system monitor displays the Change Oil Soon message, the engine oil is more than one year old, contains additives, or is not the correct viscosity, change the oil.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I just had that code donbmw. I have the 36k/3yr warranty and just before I hit 36K miles, I threw a "P0014" code. The difference between a P0014 and a P0111 is that one is bank A(or 1) and one is bank B (or 2). I was told that the ECM was reprogrammed to correct the problem.

About 4K miles later, I threw the "P0011" code. I argued that the two codes were related after initially being told that I would have to pay for it out of pocket. I was told that it was some kind of camshaft solenoid and would cost about $175 for the part and labor.

I've not put enough miles on the car since repairs to know if it is indeed fixed but the gas mileage has gone up 1 or 2 miles per gallon. Of course, I've been driving a little more conservatively lately.

The P0011 occured when the fuel tank was low. I was in 5th gear, traveling about 45 mph and gave the car very slight acceleration. The P014 happened with slight acceleration as well.

I suspect that it could be caused by moisture in the fuel or a clogged fuel filter.

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I suspect that it could be caused by moisture in the fuel or a clogged fuel filter.
The camshaft position (CMP) actuator is attached to each camshaft and is hydraulically operated in order to change the angle of the camshaft relative to crankshaft position (CKP).

Since this is an internal engine part and the hydraulic medium is engine oil, would hope it is not releated to moisture in your fuel.



Also in GM Talk here are the DTC definitions;
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DTC Descriptors
DTC P0010: Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid Control Circuit

DTC P0011: Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) System Performance

DTC P0013: Exhaust Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid Control Circuit

DTC P0014: Exhaust Camshaft Position (CMP) System Performance
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Conditions for Running the DTC

P0010 and P0013
The engine is running.

P0011 and P0014
• The engine speed is more than 1,350 RPM.

• The engine control module (ECM) has enabled the CMP actuator.

• The system voltage is more than 11 volts.

• DTC P0011 and P0014 run continuously when the above conditions are met.

Conditions for Setting the DTC
P0010 and P0013
The ECM detects an open, short to ground, or a short to voltage on the high control circuit or an open on the low reference circuit for more than 0.25 second.

P0011 and P0014
• The control module has enabled the CMP actuator.

• The difference between the desired CMP actuator angle and the actual CMP actuator angle is more than 6 degrees.

• The CMP actuator is steady for 3 seconds.

• The condition is present for 13.5 seconds.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I did have the oil change about 200 miles ago when The car was at the dealer for the recall. The car is at my normal mechanic. Did check on the oil that was put in at dealer they said it was 5w30. My mechanic as check some filters that are in line and some of the other test. Cleared code and went for a spin. At 79 miles in this spin the light came back on with the same code. I also can not see a moisture in fuel system could cause this.

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My thinking was that a possible missfire condition possibly due to moisture in the gas from condensation could cause the timing to be off.

From what I've read, these codes are caused by:

1)Incorrect camshaft timing
2)VCT solenoid valve stuck open or continuous oil flow to piston chamber
3)Camshaft advance mechanism binding, or faulty VCT unit

My Pontiac shop determined that it was item number 2, the solenoid valve.

You just made me go check my oil level, Small Dealer. It was changed recently, between the two codes. I always use synthetic, change the oil way before it's needed, and check the level after it's been changed. I went to a different location to have it done last time and didn't check the level afterwards. Sure enough it looks a little overfilled, possibly half a quart still. No telling if and how much may have been diverted into the pistons for removal. Checking the oil level could possibly have saved me a trip to the shop. I won't go cheap again and take it back to Wally World, even if it is $15 cheaper.

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Any one have this code come up. (Camshaft Position system actuator bank1 timing over-advance.) and what was replaced.

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I just had it happen this past weekend, CEL on, just back from the dealer, it was a P0011. If it comes on again, then they recommended replacing the actuator, part #12628347. Mine occurred just driving down the road, in 5th gear, doing nothing special. Oil life is still over 50%.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My car is at the dealers now with a code that indicated something about cam shaft position on the exhaust valve. I think it was PO17.

They are replacing the cam shaft actuator. I have no idea what that is but I sure hope it solves the problem. Waiting for parts to be shipped from Michigan. Meanwhile I am driving a Chevy Cobolt. Wow, what a piece of junk. I miss my "time bandit"

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Old 11-15-2008, 05:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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U had it last month and the actuator was replaced which also cured an engine miss that had been going in for 20,000 miles. It had been bad all along but did not throw a p0011 code untl last month. A dealer in Florida had rplaced a couple of injectors, both o2 sensors, catalytic converter, reprogramed the ECM.

I took it to a dealer in Newport News, VA and they sad I had no VVT. Once the replace the actuator the car runs like the day I got it. By the way. I had 35,500 on it when it threw the code.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just threw the P0011 code. Any idea of the cost to replace the Actuator?
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My thinking was that a possible missfire condition possibly due to moisture in the gas from condensation could cause the timing to be off.

From what I've read, these codes are caused by:

1)Incorrect camshaft timing
2)VCT solenoid valve stuck open or continuous oil flow to piston chamber
3)Camshaft advance mechanism binding, or faulty VCT unit

My Pontiac shop determined that it was item number 2, the solenoid valve.

You just made me go check my oil level, Small Dealer. It was changed recently, between the two codes. I always use synthetic, change the oil way before it's needed, and check the level after it's been changed. I went to a different location to have it done last time and didn't check the level afterwards. Sure enough it looks a little overfilled, possibly half a quart still. No telling if and how much may have been diverted into the pistons for removal. Checking the oil level could possibly have saved me a trip to the shop. I won't go cheap again and take it back to Wally World, even if it is $15 cheaper.

Wally World?

I took my 94 S-10 to the Chevy Dealer in Rochester, NY and told them to go over the car for anything that looks like it needs to be repaired before I took it to Florida. They showed me all of the loose Joints under the front-end, etc., etc.; However, since I never allow anyone to change my oil and did not have time, I said change the oil too.

Well, after driving from Rochester, NY down thru the middle of WV, I took a break and checked my oil after 10 minutes or so. OH MH GAWD, Mr. Goodrench overfilled my car by a quart.

I won't make that mistake again!
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm getting a P0014 error code. Question: which actuator is this coming from and where is its location? Also, anyone have the part#?
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After washing the car and heading out for a drive the "Check Engine" light came on solid. I thought maybe I got something wet during the washing (which is mentioned in the owners manual as a possible cause for the check engine light) or that maybe the gas cap wasn't securely fastened (which has caused this before). Turns out the "EXT CMP Solenoid Actuator (Valve)" part number 12628348 needed to be replaced (covered under the extended warranty). That seems to have resolved the issue. Just posting to add to the body of knowledge on this subject.
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