Engine-Codes - Isuzu - P0013 ISUZU

P0013 ISUZU - Variable Camshaft Timing Actuator Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0013 ISUZU Possible Causes

  • Low or Dirty Engine Oil
  • Incorrect camshaft timing
  • Faulty Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) Solenoid Valve
  • Variable Camshaft Timing Solenoid Valve circuit is open or shorted
  • Variable Camshaft Timing Solenoid Valve circuit poor electrical connection

How is the P0013 ISUZU code repair?

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 P0013 ISUZU code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0013 ISUZU 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.
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Possible Symptoms

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

P0013 ISUZU Meaning

The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) detects that the actual state of the camshaft position solenoid does not match the intended state. The PCM monitors the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) circuit for high and low voltage. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set if the voltage exceeds a calibrated limit for a calibrated amount of time.

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