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P2614 OBD-II Trouble Code: Camshaft Position Signal Output Circuit Open

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P2614 code definition

The P2614 trouble code identifies an issue with the camshaft position sensor signal output circuit.

What the P2614 code means

P2614 is a standard OBD-II trouble code dealing with the camshaft position sensor. The code is triggered when the powertrain control module (PCM) is detecting improper amounts of voltage from the camshaft position signal output circuit. The camshaft position signal helps the PCM determine the timing of the ignition as well as the fuel delivery.

What causes the P2614 code?

The P2614 trouble code is usually caused by one of four things:

  • Camshaft position sensor is malfunctioning.
  • Broken or shorting wires around the position sensors.
  • Damaged or malfunctioning electrical connectors.
  • Blown fuse in the system.

These three issues are usually the result of oil or other fluids leaking into the system. In rare cases, the P2614 trouble code may also be the result of a faulty PCM.

What are the symptoms of the P2614 code?

The P2614 code will usually result in the check engine soon Warning Light being illuminated. In addition to the warning light, the vehicle may not be able to start. If the car does start, it may experience poor engine performance in the result of delayed acceleration, a sputtering engine, and possibly stalling.

How does a mechanic diagnose the P2614 code?

The P2614 trouble code should first be diagnosed using an OBD-II trouble code scanner. A qualified technician will then use the freeze frame data to assess the P2614 code, and any additional trouble codes that are showing up. The code will then be reset, and the car turned back on. If the code does not return, it likely was a fluke code, and there is no camshaft position signal output issue.

If the trouble code returns, the mechanic will inspect the camshaft position sensors for damage or signs of faultiness. The wires, electrical connectors, and fuses should all be checked, and any damaged parts should be replaced. If one of the camshaft position sensors is found to be damaged, all of the sensors should be replaced.

If no electrical problems are determined, the mechanic can use a voltage meter to determine the resistance value in both the crankshaft sensor and camshaft sensor. If the readings from the voltage meter are not what they should be for the specific vehicle, the sensors will be replaced.

Following the repairs and replacements, the mechanic will clear the codes again, and restart the vehicle to make sure that the issue has been resolved.

Common mistakes when diagnosing the P2614 code

The most common mistake that is made in diagnosing the P2614 code is failure to follow the proper step-by-step trouble code diagnostic protocol, which can result in missing the simplest solution. Another frequent mistake is the replacement of the camshaft position sensors without complete inspection of the system.

How serious is the P2614 code?

The severity of the P2614 code can change. Sometimes the code will be erroneously triggered, and there’s no issue with the camshaft position signal output circuit. If the code is not erroneous, however, the PCM will not be receiving the proper information from the camshaft position sensor, and the vehicle will have improper fuel delivery and ignition timing. At best, this results in lowered fuel economy and sputtering engine. At worst, it results in a stalling engine, or a car that won’t turn on.

What repairs can fix the P2614 code?

There are a few common fixes for the P2614 trouble code:

Additional comments for consideration regarding the P2614 code

If the camshaft position sensors need to be replaced, then the PCM will likely need to be reprogrammed.

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