Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Code p0010 camshaft actuator comes up, and mis fires. Just replaced intake manifold and these weren't issues before that.

asked by on

Previous obd codes read p2004 intake manifold runner switch open. And another for minor leaks. Took the intake manifold out and cleaned/repaired broken actuator arms. Now that I have fixed those and put everything back together I am getting p0300 mis fires and p0304/p0306 which are cylinder specific mis fires. Also the camshaft actuator p0010. I have checked both spark plugs, all wiring and for leaks and still can't get the car to idle right and stop mis firing. Could I have a bad intake manifold? Did I possibly damage the fuel bars and parts on top of the manifold? Is there anything else I should look at before spending big money on parts? I have an appointment in the next three days but don't want to be taken advantage of. I have read online that timing could be off but I never changed it. Is that possible? Would changing the oil help for that was suggested online as well? Any help would be appreciated and I'll answer your questions as best as possible. Thank you!

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. There are a few possibilities her...

Hi there. There are a few possibilities here. It is possible that you had a valve timing issue prior to working on the manifold. These engines have a ton of issues with the balance shaft and the valve timing as the chain wear. It is also possible that there are issues with the work that you did. I have seen with these manifolds, severe warping and cracking which will cause this to occur. I would start by checking the manifold for vacuum leaks. If there are none then next the wiring needs to be checked for any pinched wires. If that is all fine then I would install a scan tool to check the camshaft and crankshaft sensor readings. If they are off then the valve timing needs to be checked.

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

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: My car takes forever to start

The charging system consists of a battery, starter and alternator. The battery supplies power to the starter, turning the engine over. Once the engine is running, the alternator keeps the battery charged. A dying battery can be due to age...

Q: Replaced part after check engine light was diagnosed, but the check engine light came back on after a few days.

Hi there. The code P0010 is in reference of the Camshaft Position Sensor on your engine. Check the harness to the sensor and see if its hooked up properly. Then check the sensor for resistance as the engine is cranked...

Q: Engine shakes intermittently after warmed up with car in "drive" at a stop. Single shakes at a time.

Hi there. There could be an issue with the fuel system or with the ignition system on your vehicle. It seems that the engine is having a minor misfire. Check the spark plug wires and see if any of them...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.