Engine-Codes - Dodge - P0016 DODGE

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

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0016 DODGE 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

How is the P0016 DODGE 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.

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What is the cost to diagnose the P0016 DODGE code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0016 DODGE 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?

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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0016 DODGE 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.

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