Codes P0011 and P05CC, Camshaft issues?

Tiny
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Hello, I am getting a P0011 code and P05CC code. I have had both sensors replaced still won't clear. Any advice?
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Saturday, November 4th, 2023 AT 8:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

The P05CC is related to the camshaft position actuator. The most common cause of this code is dirty oil, low oil, or the wrong viscosity oil was used. By chance, have you removed the actuators to make sure there is no dirt restricting the oil flow to the

Is the oil clean, full, and 5w30 Dexo oil? (See pic below)

Let me know. Also, let me know if there are any drivability issues.

Take care,

joe

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Saturday, November 4th, 2023 AT 10:55 PM
Tiny
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Hello Joe,

Thank you so much for your reply. I did not get the oil changed and is sitting at 59%, 5w30 Dexo oil is used. I will get that done and let you know. Thank you so much for your advice.
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Sunday, November 5th, 2023 AT 5:33 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

You are very welcome. I hope it helps. How often do you change the oil? If you are using a synthetic oil, I still wouldn't go more than 5,000 miles. Oil doesn't really wear out. It gets dirty. That is what can cause issues for you. There is no guarantee this will fix the issue, but it is certainly worth a try.

Let me know how things turn out for you.

Joe
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Sunday, November 5th, 2023 AT 8:11 PM
Tiny
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I usually change the oil between 3-4K but what happened in this case my car was kicking out the P0011 code then after replacing the camshaft sensors the check engine light came on with the p00011 code and the p05cc code. I changed my oil yesterday so far so good. I will keep you posted. Either way you gave me some new trouble shooting tips and solutions so thanks.
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Monday, November 6th, 2023 AT 8:02 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

I hope it helps. If things change, let me know. There are screens at the sensors that can restrict oil flow. However, new oil should help eliminate it.

Take care and feel free to come back anytime in the future.

Joe
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Monday, November 6th, 2023 AT 5:29 PM
Tiny
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Hey Joe, just a quick update. Same codes cane back after driving like 50 miles over the course of 2 days. So, I read that to replace a camshaft position actuator runs $400 to a $1,000 to have replaced? Is that true?
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 AT 1:35 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

I'm not sure where you are located, but that is way too much. The OEM part is $26.10. There are a total of 4 of them.

Labor is based on which is being replaced. It ranges from 30 minutes up to 2.4 hours. I guess if they charge 300 dollars an hour, they could make it happen. LOL

I attached the parts and labor information for you below. Note: The labor times should be respected and provided by any shop.

Let me know,

joe

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Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 AT 6:13 PM
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Thanks, I will take it in for a diagnostic to see but thank you for the info greatly appreciated.
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 AT 10:05 PM
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Hi,

No problem whatsoever. If you have a chance, let me know how things turn out for you. Also, if there is anything I can do to help, let me know.

Take care,

Joe
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Thursday, November 9th, 2023 AT 7:31 PM

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