Engine-Codes - Toyota - P0016 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY

P0016 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY - Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'A'

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0016 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY Possible Causes

  • Dirty Oil
  • Timing Chain Has Jumped a Tooth or Stretched
  • Faulty Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor
  • Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor circuit is open or shorted
  • Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM)

How is the P0016 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY 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.

Tech Notes

There is a factory service bulletin for the 2006 Toyota Camry:

2006 Toyota Camry Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0016

What is the cost to diagnose the P0016 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0016 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY 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.

When is the code detected?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) set code P0016 when no receives no signal from the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0016 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY Meaning

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.

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