Engine-Codes - Generic - P1009

P1009 Code - Variable Valve Timing Control Advance Malfunction

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|What are the Possible Causes of the Code P1009?

  • Engine oil level
  • Dirty engine oil
  • Check VTC Strainer for blockage
  • Faulty VTC Oil Control Solenoid or circuit
  • Faulty VTC Actuator
  • Engine mechanical problems

|How to Fix the P1009 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.

|Code P1009 Tech Notes

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|What is the Cost to Diagnose the Code P1009?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1009 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 Code P1009 Possible Symptoms?

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

|What Does the P1009 Code Mean?

The variable valve timing control (VTC) system controls the phase of the intake camshaft. It uses oil pressure to operate the VTC actuator, so the valve timing is optimized depending on driving conditions. The Engine Control Module (ECM)/Powertrain control module (PCM) monitors the phase control command and the actual timing of the camshaft by using the camshaft position
(CMP) sensor A. If an over-advanced camshaft phase (compared to the directed value) continues or when the camshaft phase is otherwise abnormal, a malfunction is detected, and a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) is stored.

P1009 Code - Variable Valve Timing Control Advance Malfunction

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