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P001D is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "“A” Camshaft Profile Control Circuit/Open". 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 for $0.0 . Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $20.0 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
“A” Camshaft Profile Control Circuit/Open
This diagnostic trouble code is an indication that the crankshaft and camshaft signals are out of time by some measure. When this happens the Power Control Module (PCM) stores the P001D trouble code and triggers the Check Engine Light.
The following are causes for the P001D trouble code:
If the crankshaft and camshaft signals are out of time and the P001D trouble code is present, the driver may experience the engine running poorly after starting, with a lack of power. It is also possible for the car to crank, but not run. The Check Engine Light should be on while these symptoms are present.
First, retrieve the trouble codes and freeze frame data stored on by the Power Control Module (PCM), using the OBD-II scanner. Inspect the wiring and connector for any breaks, shorts, or corrosion. If you have a scope, check the camshaft sensor pattern.
If the camshaft pattern is missing, you may have a bad camshaft sensor. A check of the harmonic balancer (crankshaft pulley) and camshaft gear tone rings should be done as well.
Also, check the timing belt or timing chain for wear that could be causing the chain or belt to be out of time. The timing chain/bolt tensioner should be inspected as well to make sure the timing chain/belt has the proper tension so it will not jump time.
If one or more of these components are damaged, repair as necessary. If all of these timings are in working order, the camshaft sensor will need to be replaced.
It is common for the camshaft sensor to be replaced before the timing chain/belt tensioner is inspected for breaks.
Another common mistake is not checking the timing chain/belt for stretching, as this will trigger the P001D code as well.
The P001D trouble code could be considered serious because the car may not start, or lack power when power is necessary to maneuver out of the way of trouble. With the P001D trouble code present, the vehicle should not be driven until the necessary repairs have been completed.
It is important not to rush the diagnosis of this code, to ensure that all components of the camshaft sensor are inspected properly. Check the harmonic balancer (crankshaft pulley) for damage and always check the connector and wiring before replacing the sensor. If you have a scope, use it to look at the patterns of the camshaft and crankshaft to help with accurate diagnosis of the camshaft sensor.
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