Engine-Codes - Honda - P1009 HONDA

P1009 HONDA - Variable Valve Timing Control Advance Malfunction

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P1009 HONDA Possible Causes

  • 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 is the P1009 HONDA 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.

Tech Notes

A stretched timing chain or damaged tensioner can also set the P1009 code. Before replacing the timing chain or tensioner, check engine oil level and condition. Replaced engine oil and filter with the factory recommended oil weight if necessary.

There is a factory service bulletin for the following Honda Models:
2005 Honda CR-V
2006 Honda CR-V
2007 Honda CR-V
2008 Honda CR-V
2005–2008 Honda CR-V Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P1009

What is the cost to diagnose the P1009 HONDA code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P1009 HONDA 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P1009 HONDA Meaning

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 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 DTC is stored.

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