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P001C is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for ""A" Camshaft Profile Control Circuit High (Bank 1)". This can happen for multiple reasons and a mechanic needs to diagnose the specific cause for this code to be triggered in your situation. Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office to perform the Check Engine Light diagnostic. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
This trouble code signifies that the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) has detected that the camshaft profile control circuit in bank 1 is running high. Bank 1 refers to the side of the engine that contains the number one cylinder.
This storage of a P001C trouble code is an indicator that the camshaft and crankshaft signals are out of sync. "A" camshaft valves are responsible for providing gas to the cylinder, and when this process gets out of sync it can cause problems within the engine, leading to the storage of a P001C trouble code and the illumination of the Check Engine light.
Some of the more common causes of the storage of a P001C trouble code includes a timing chain that needs adjustment or replacement and damaged or faulty wiring. In addition, a defective camshaft or crankshaft sensor can also cause the PCM to store this code.
Symptoms common to a P001C trouble code include sluggish engine performance, a lack of power, and in some cases a no-start condition. Some other symptoms include misfires and a rough running engine, especially while accelerating.
When diagnosing a P001C trouble code, a mechanic needs an advanced scanner, timing light, and a digital volt/ohm meter. The mechanic also needs to perform the following:
Mechanics most often make the mistake of replacing the camshaft sensor without checking the condition of the timing chain or belt first. This can lead to a misdiagnosis if the belt or chain is faulty, leading to the code persisting and the problem remaining.
The storage of a P001C trouble code is serious in the aspect that the conditions related to the code affect how the engine starts and runs. This is especially true when dealing with the poor acceleration that often accompanies a P001C code, which can affect vehicle safety when driving.
To fix a P001C trouble code could require the following repairs:
Keep in mind that vehicle timing issues are often complex and hard to fix. That is why you should rely on an expert mechanic to make sure the timing of your vehicle is properly set.
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