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What is the best way to fix the P0011 code?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

P0011 is a code for the camshaft position sensor. It happens when the sensor is not working properly or when there is a problem with the wiring.

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1. Check the oil level and quality, and change the oil if needed

  1. Check the oil level and quality by topping up as necessary.
  2. If the oil level is low or the quality is poor, then it is necessary to change the oil.

2. Inspect the oil pressure sensor and replace it if it is damaged

To inspect the oil pressure sensor, remove the oil pan and then remove the sensor. Clean the sensor and the surrounding area with a clean cloth. Apply a light coat of oil to the sensor and screw it back on to the oil pan. Replace the oil pan. Replace the sensor.

3. Clean the oil filter and replace it with a new one if needed

  1. Remove the engine cover.
  2. Remove the oil filter.
  3. Clean the oil filter with a solvent and a clean cloth.
  4. Reattach the oil filter.
  5. Replace the engine cover.

4. Inspect the variable valve timing system and repair it if necessary

If the variable valve timing system is not functioning properly, the technician will need to inspect the system and repair it if necessary. The technician may need to replace the camshaft or the valves.

5. Inspect the engine timing chain and replace it if it is stretched or damaged

  1. Remove the air cleaner box.
  2. Remove the air cleaner housing.
  3. Remove the spark plug wires.
  4. Remove the timing chain cover.
  5. Remove the timing chain.
  6. Inspect the timing chain for wear or damage.
  7. If the timing chain is worn or damaged, replace it.
  8. Reinstall the timing chain cover, spark plug wires, and timing chain.
  9. Replace the air cleaner box.