P1385 1997 FORD F150 - Variable Cam Timing Solenoid 'B' Malfunction
P1385 1997 FORD F150 Possible Causes
- Low oil level
- Cam timing improperly set
- Continuous oil flow to the Variable Camshaft Timing (VTC) piston chamber
- VCT solenoid valve stuck open
- Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit).
How is the P1385 1997 FORD F150 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 P1385 1997 FORD F150 code
Labor: 1.0The cost to diagnose the P1385 1997 FORD F150 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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- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P1385 1997 FORD F150 MeaningThe Variable Camshaft Timing (VTC) solenoid effects the inlet camshaft timing only. The actuator is a helical spline type, which is engine oil driven. It provides 50 degrees of rotation for camshaft adjustment under different types of engine torque and load conditions.
The comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the VCT position for over-retarded camshaft timing. The test fails when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in a retarded position.
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