Engine-Codes - Generic - P103A

P103A Code - VVL System Current Too High

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
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|P103A code possible causes

  • Faulty Valvetronic (VVT) Actuator Motor
  • Valvetronic Actuator Motor harness is open or shorted
  • Valvetronic Actuator Motor circuit poor electrical connection

|How is the P103A 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 P103A code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P103A 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.

|What are P103A code possible symptoms?

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

|What is P103A code meaning?

System current is monitored through the ECU and the variable valve train relay. This diagnosis checks for over-temperature and overload conditions and performs short term and long term high current monitoring (looks for current spikes over a threshold, and time vs. current table-based. The Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) will set if the VVT motor current draw remains excessive over a defined period, the precise definition of this period varying according to the degree of excess current draw.

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