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P0016 CHRYSLER

P0016 CHRYSLER - Crankshaft-Camshaft Timing Misalignment Bank 1 Sensor 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What does this mean?

P0016 CHRYSLER Possible Causes

  • Timing gear misaligned
  • Faulty crankshaft position sensor
  • Faulty camshaft position sensor
  • Engine oil dirty
  • Incorrect engine viscosity
  • Crankshaft position sensor circuit is open or shorted
  • Camshaft position sensor circuit is open or shorted

First diagnose P0016 CHRYSLER code

    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 terminals.

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Cost of diagnosing the P0016 CHRYSLER code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0016 CHRYSLER 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 P0016 CHRYSLER code detected?

If the PCM detects that the Crank and Cam signals are out of time by a specific number of degrees, this P0016 code will set.

P0016 CHRYSLER Possible Symptoms

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

P0016 CHRYSLER Meaning

The crankshaft sensor is part of the primary ignition system and functions as the trigger. It detects the position of the crankshaft relays that information on to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) or the ignition module (depending on the vehicle) to control spark timing. The Camshaft position sensor detects the position of the camshafts and relays the information to the PCM. The PCM uses the CMP signal to identify the beginning of the injector sequence. What ties these two shafts and their sensors together is the timing belt or chain. The cam and crank should be precisely timed together.
OBDII Code P0016 CHRYSLER - Crankshaft-Camshaft Timing Misalignment Bank 1 Sensor 1 - Engine-Codes.com

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