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

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ Code?

  • 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 to Fix the P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ 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.

|P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ code tech notes

Mercedes Benz Code = 0271 Continuous camshaft adjustment (RIGHT): Incorrect position of the intake camshaft (P0011)

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ 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 MERCEDES-BENZ code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0011 MERCEDES-BENZ Code Mean?

This 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.

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

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