P0018 TOYOTA - Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 2 Sensor 'A'

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

P0018 TOYOTA Possible Causes

  • Dirty Oil
  • Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor circuit is open or shorted
  • Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor
  • Damaged ECM

First diagnose P0018 TOYOTA 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.

Cost of diagnosing the P0018 TOYOTA code

    Labor: 1.0

    The cost of diagnosing the P0018 TOYOTA 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 P0018 TOYOTA code detected?

The Engine Control Module (ECM) set code P0018 when no receives no signal from the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) sensor.

P0018 TOYOTA Possible Symptoms

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

P0018 TOYOTA 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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