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P0012 2010 FORD FUSION Code - Variable Camshaft Timing Over Retarded Bank 1

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0012 2010 FORD FUSION Code?

  • Low or Dirty Engine Oil
  • Variable Camshaft Timing solenoid stuck open
  • Continuous oil flow to the VCT piston chamber
  • Erratic camshaft position due to low oil pressure
  • Oil flow restriction in the oil passages or the VCT valve body
  • VCT solenoid valve stuck open
  • Open or short in the VCT circuit
  • Open VPWR circuit
  • Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit)
  • Damaged VCT phaser
  • Damaged camshaft position (CMP) sensor
  • Open or short in the CMP sensor circuits
  • Radio frequency interference (RFI) interference

|How to Fix the P0012 2010 FORD FUSION 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.

|P0012 2010 FORD FUSION code tech notes

Dirty oil can clog the small holes in the VCT valve. Start by replacing your oil (with the recommended oil weight) and oil filter, if you have not replaced in the recommended oil change interval.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0012 2010 FORD FUSION code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0012 2010 FORD FUSION 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 P0012 2010 FORD FUSION code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Possible Lack/Loss of power
  • Possible Engine rough idle

|What Does the P0012 2010 FORD FUSION Code Mean?

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) position for an over-advanced camshaft timing. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in a retarded position.

Variable Camshaft Timing Over Retarded Bank 1

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