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P0016 MERCEDES-BENZ Code - Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Sensor 'A' Bank 1

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0016 MERCEDES-BENZ Code?

  • Faulty Camshaft Position Sensor
  • Faulty Crankshaft Position Sensor
  • Crankshaft Position/Camshaft Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Crankshaft Position/Camshaft Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection

|How to Fix the P0016 MERCEDES-BENZ 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.

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0016 MERCEDES-BENZ code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0016 MERCEDES-BENZ 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.

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|What are P0016 MERCEDES-BENZ code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0016 MERCEDES-BENZ Code Mean?

This fault code is stored in the engine control module when a synchronization error is detected between the camshaft and crankshaft. The output from both the camshaft and crankshaft sensors is compared and if the signal is outside of specifications then a correlation fault is flagged. The valve timing should be checked before any electrical fault finding is carried out. An oscilloscope can be used to validate the timing. However, some vehicles have a keyless drive on the phonic wheel pickup for the camshaft and/or crankshaft sensor. In this case, the static valve timing may be within specification, but the phonic wheel is out of alignment.

Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Sensor 'A' Bank 1

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