Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Cam advance solenoid code

asked by on

My car is giving me a hard code for the cam advance solenoid. And as soon as I drive my car, the traction light goes on.

Hi. I’m guessing you are talking about code P0010 camshaft position actuator control circuit. This code indicates there is a problem with the variable valve timing (VVT) system. Potential causes include incorrect timing (stretched or jumping timing chain), VVT circuit wiring problems, a failed valve control solenoid or lack of oil to the VVT actuator. Your traction control light it likely a separate problem. The first step in diagnosing the traction light is to retrieve the stored diagnostic trouble codes. A trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, can take care of both of these problems for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Cam advance solenoid code

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I have a 2008 impala ls. After running a while, the water in the reservoir begins to bubble and steam as if the car is running hot.

Before changing the coolant, it is best to get a Refractometer or a coolant strength tester to test the coolants ethylene glycol level of protection. If the level of protection is low, then the system will need to be flushed....

Q: 1999 Volvo won't start due to immobilizer despite recent replacement

P1081 can appear when there is an issue with the immobilizer or the systems it communicates with. If the immobilizer has been replaced, then it may need to be reprogrammed or matched with the key so that they can communicate...

Q: When I put my 2006 Chevy Impala LT into drive or reverse it cuts off I'm wondering what could it possibly be

Stalling when the vehicle is put in gear simply occurs if the engine cannot accommodate the load. Among the causes of that are problems with the torque converter and/or torque converter lock up solenoid. Another possibility is an internal hydraulic...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...