P0017 - Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'

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

Possible causes

  • Mechanical timing fault
  • Blocked oil passage
  • Low oil level
  • Faulty Exhaust ('B') Camshaft Position (CMP) Sensor
  • Faulty Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor

Possible symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
  • Engine hard to start
  • Engine stall while driving

P0017 Description

The Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor is a permanent magnet generator, known as a variable reluctance sensor. The magnetic field of the sensor is altered by a crankshaft mounted reluctor wheel that has seven machined slots, 6 of which are equally spaced 60 degrees apart. The seventh slot is spaced 10 degrees after one of the 60 degree slots. The CKP sensor produces seven pulses for each revolution of the crankshaft. The pulse from the 10 degree slot is known as the sync pulse. The sync pulse is used to synchronize the coil firing sequence with the crankshaft position. The CKP sensor is connected to the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) by a signal circuit and a low reference circuit.

The Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor is triggered by a notched reluctor wheel built into the exhaust camshaft sprocket. The CMP sensor provides 6 signal pulses every camshaft revolution. Each notch, or feature of the reluctor wheel is of a different size for individual cylinder identification. This means the CMP and crankshaft position (CKP) signals are pulse width encoded to enable the PCM to constantly monitor their relationship. This relationship is used to determine camshaft actuator position and control its phasing at the correct value. The PCM also uses this signal to identify the compression stroke of each cylinder, and for sequential fuel injection. The CMP sensor is connected to the PCM by a 12-volt, low reference, and signal circuit.

OBDII Code P0017 - Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B' - Engine-Codes.com

P0017 Information for specific makes

  • P0017 AUDI Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 BMW Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 BUICK Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 CADILLAC Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 CHEVROLET Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 CHRYSLER Crankshaft-Camshaft Timing Misalignment Bank 1 Sensor 2
  • P0017 DODGE Crankshaft-Camshaft Timing Misalignment Bank 1 Sensor 2
  • P0017 GMC Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 HUMMER Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 HYUNDAI Camshaft Deviation Too Low
  • P0017 ISUZU Crankshaft Position-Exhaust Camshaft Position Correlation
  • P0017 JEEP Crankshaft-Camshaft Timing Misalignment Bank 1 Sensor 2
  • P0017 KIA Crankshaft/Camshaft Correlation Error Bank 1 Sensor 2
  • P0017 LEXUS Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 MINI Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 MITSUBISHI Crankshaft/Camshaft Exhaust Position Sensor Phase Problem
  • P0017 PONTIAC Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 SAAB Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 SATURN Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 SCION Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 SUBARU Crankshaft/Camshaft 'B' System Correlation Bank 1
  • P0017 SUZUKI Crankshaft/Camshaft Exhaust Correlation Bank 1
  • P0017 TOYOTA Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 VOLKSWAGEN Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'
  • P0017 VOLVO Crankshaft Position - Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'

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