P0018 VOLKSWAGEN - Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 2 Sensor 'A'
P0018 VOLKSWAGEN Possible Causes
- Faulty Camshaft Position Sensor
- Faulty Crankcase Pressure Sensor
- Camshaft Position Sensor/Crankcase Pressure Sensor harness is open or shorted
- Camshaft Position Sensor/Crankcase Pressure Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
- Mechanical Defect
How is the P0018 VOLKSWAGEN 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.
What is the cost to diagnose the P0018 VOLKSWAGEN code
Labor: 1.0The cost to diagnose the P0018 VOLKSWAGEN 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.
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- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0018 VOLKSWAGEN MeaningThis fault code is stored in the Engine Control Module (ECM) 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.
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