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P0020 is a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) for "Camshaft Position (A) Actuator Circuit (Bank 2)". 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 $70.00. Once we are able to diagnose the problem, you will be provided with an upfront quote for the recommended fix and receive $30.00 off as a credit towards the repair. All our repairs are backed by our 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty.
Camshaft Position (A) Actuator Circuit (Bank 2)
P0020 is the OBD-II generic code indicating that the engine control module (ECM) has determined that the bank 2 intake camshaft Oil Control Valve (OCV) has an open or short circuit. This happens during one drive cycle.
Note: The symptoms will change depending on the camshaft position when the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system stopped working.
Note: Follow the manufacturer's recommended pinpoint test to narrow down the problem if above checks do not narrow the problem down.
Follow these simple guidelines to help with diagnosis to prevent mistakes:
Do a visual inspection for common problems like checking to see if electrical connectors are connected.
Check engine oil for the proper viscosity and that it is not sludged up.
Verify that failure codes are present before attempting repairs.
Always follow the manufacturer's procedures to prevent replacing good components or misdiagnosing the trouble code.
The code can be caused by the OCV having an internal short circuit or an open circuit. The code may be accompanied with code P0021 or P0022.
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