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02blacksvt 01-03-2013 09:06 AM

Advanced VCT CEL
 
I have this code in my car, can someone explain this to me and how can I fix this?

elsolo 01-03-2013 10:17 AM

The SVT uses variable valve timing by advancing the cam.
If you are lucky, it might just be the cam position sensor gone bad.

BC_ZX3 01-03-2013 10:10 PM

This DTC code?

P1381 - Variable Cam Timing Over-advanced (Bank 1)
The comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the VCT position for an over-advanced camshaft timing. The test fails when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in an advanced position.
Causes:
Cam timing improperly set
No oil flow to the VCT piston chamber
Low oil pressure
VCT solenoid valve stuck closed
Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit)
P1381 DTC is a check of the VCT unit. Testing should not include electrical checks. Diagnostics and repair for the VCT unit are located in the Workshop Manual.

02blacksvt 01-03-2013 10:21 PM

So worst case I'm looking at a sensor for the cam?

sleepyboy 01-03-2013 10:28 PM

Has the t-belt ever been changed? How many miles are on the car? If it's never been changed and it's got high mileage I'd be more concerned about that code, it could have jumped time or lost a tooth or something, or could be as simple as a sensor.

elsolo 01-04-2013 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 02blacksvt (Post 4524275)
So worst case I'm looking at a sensor for the cam?

You got that backwards.
The cheapest and easiest possible cause is the sensor.
Worst case is the camshaft VCT assy (that I believe ford has discontinued).

It sounds like you need to find somebody else to troubleshoot the problem.

sleepyboy 01-04-2013 12:10 AM

I'd check the t-belt asap IMO.

elsolo 01-04-2013 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sleepyboy (Post 4524474)
I'd check the t-belt asap IMO.

+ infinity

waytocupok 01-04-2013 05:52 AM

i can do ,it could have jumped time or lost a tooth or something, or could be as simple as a sensor.thankshttp://www.4948.info/xinjiechi/images/12.gif

02blacksvt 01-08-2013 12:25 PM

Well the car is at the dealer ship getting a good look over so wish it and my wallet luck


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