P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ - 'A' Camshaft Position Timing Over Advanced or System Performance Bank 1
P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ Possible Causes
- Faulty Continuously Variable Valve Timing Solenoid
- Continuously Variable Valve Timing Solenoid harness is open or shorted
- Continuously Variable Valve Timing Solenoid circuit poor electrical connection
- Mechanical Defect
- Valve Timing
How do I fix code P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ
Check 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.
P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ Tech NotesMercedes Benz Code = 0271 Continuous camshaft adjustment (RIGHT): Incorrect position of the intake camshaft (P0011)
Cost of diagnosing the P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ MeaningThis fault code is stored in the Engine Control Module (ECM) when a malfunction occurs in the camshaft position sensor monitoring system. This fault code can be set due to a fault with the camshaft position sensor, phonic wheel, associated wiring or engine control module. A mechanical defect which affects static valve timing can also cause this issue. A variable valve timing defect must also be investigated, including oil supply to the oil control solenoid. The oil control solenoid should also be tested using an oscilloscope, the solenoid may be operated during an actuator test. A fault in the sprocket dephaser or variator will also cause this fault code to be set.
A relationship test with an oscilloscope can be used to check the valve timing. For vehicles with a phonic wheel which is attached to a keyless pulley it must be noted that the static valve timing maybe correct but the position of the phonic wheel is incorrect.
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