Engine-Codes - Bmw - P0011 BMW

P0011 BMW Code - 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance Bank 1

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- Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0011 BMW Code?

  • Variable Camshaft Timing Circuit open or shorted
  • Variable Camshaft Timing Circuit poor electrical connection
  • Failed Camshaft Actuator
  • Engine mechanical problems

|How to Fix the P0011 BMW Code?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0011 BMW code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0011 BMW code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|What are P0011 BMW code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|What Does the P0011 BMW Code Mean?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) controls the Oil Control Valve (OCV) to regulate the intake camshaft angle. As a result of the angle change, the engine timing is advance or retard. Optimizing engine timing will help the engine improve torque and fuel economy, and the exhaust emissions decrease under overall driving conditions. The Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system includes the Oil Control Valve (OCV) and VVT controller. The ECM detects the actual intake valve timing using signals from the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors, and performs feedback control.

'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance Bank 1

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