Clearing codes does nothing. The code needs to be addressed.
I attached a description of the code and possible issues. This is not a parts failure is an issue with the cam actuator, most of the time, it comes from sludge in the actuator keeping it a full retard.
I would start with an engine flush. Get a product called sea foam. Put it in the oil and let it idle for about one hour. Then change the oil and filter. You may have to do this several times. Then clear the code and see if it is still active.
DTC P0016, P0017, P0018, or P0019
- Perform the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle prior to using this diagnostic procedure. See: Vehicle > Initial Inspection and Diagnostic Overview
- Review Strategy Based Diagnosis for an overview of the diagnostic approach.
- Diagnostic Procedure Instructions provides an overview of each diagnostic category
Crankshaft Position (CKP) - Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Correlation Bank 1
Crankshaft Position (CKP) - Exhaust Camshaft Position (CMP) Correlation Bank 1
Crankshaft Position (CKP) - Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Correlation Bank 2
Crankshaft Position (CKP) - Exhaust Camshaft Position (CMP) Correlation Bank 2
The engine control module (ECM) uses the crankshaft position (CKP) sensor and the camshaft position (CMP) sensor pulses to monitor the correlation between the crankshaft and camshaft position. The crankshaft reluctor wheel consists of a 60-tooth pattern with 2 teeth missing for a reference gap. Each tooth is evenly spaced 6 degrees apart, except for the reference gap. The camshaft reluctor wheel has 4 teeth, 2 narrow and 2 wide. The 4 trailing edges of each tooth are evenly spaced 90 camshaft degrees apart. As the crankshaft rotates with the CMP actuator in the home or parked position, the ECM expects CMP sensor pulses to occur 36 crankshaft degrees before top dead center (BTDC) at cylinder number 1, and every 90 camshaft degrees thereafter.
CONDITIONS FOR RUNNING THE DTC
- DTC P0335, P0336, P0340, P0341, P0345, P0346, P0365, P0366, P0390, P0391, P0641, or P0651 is not set.
- The engine is running.
- The engine speed is less than 1,200 RPM and the CMP actuator is commanded to the home or parked position.
- The DTC runs continuously when the above conditions are met.
CONDITIONS FOR SETTING THE DTC
The ECM detects that the CMP sensor pulses occur less than or more than 9 crankshaft degrees outside of the normal position for 25 out of 35 engine cycles.
ACTION TAKEN WHEN THE DTC SETS
- DTC P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019 are Type B DTCs.
- The CMP actuators are commanded to the home or parked position.
CONDITIONS FOR CLEARING THE MIL/DTC
DTC P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019 are Type B DTCs.
A camshaft actuator stuck in the full actuation position may cause the engine to crank but not start.
1. IMPORTANT: The supply of clean pressurized engine oil to the CMP actuator is essential to CMP actuator performance.
Observe the engine oil level. The engine oil level should be within operating range. Refer to Approximate Fluid Capacities.
2. Ensure that the vehicle has the correct engine oil and is not old, burnt or contains additives. Refer to Checking Things Under the Hood in Service and Appearance Care within the Owner's Manual.
- If the vehicle has the incorrect engine oil, is old, burnt, or contains additives then change the oil and filter.
3. Test the engine oil pressure for correct operation. Refer to Oil Pressure Diagnosis and Testing. See: Engine Oil Pressure > Component Tests and General Diagnostics
4. Allow the engine to reach operating temperature.
- If the engine cranks but does not run, observe the CMP variance parameter while cranking. The CMP variance parameter should be 0 degrees.
5. Set the parking brake and place the vehicle in park for automatic, or neutral for manual.
6. Observe the CMP variance parameter. The CMP Variance will rise for 1-2 seconds until the CMP Angle parameter matches the Desired CMP parameter. The CMP Variance should again return to 0 degrees.
7. IMPORTANT: The engine will run rough and may require throttle input to keep running.
Command the CMP actuator to 20 degrees. The Desired CMP parameter should match the CMP Angle parameter.
- Inspect the engine or review the service history of the vehicle for any recent repairs involving the timing chain, camshaft, or crankshaft.
- If recent repairs were made, refer to Camshaft Timing Drive Components Cleaning and Inspection (Fourth Design) and inspect the timing chain and sprockets for proper alignment.
- Inspect the CMP actuator.
- Inspect the engine timing components.
Perform the Diagnostic Repair Verification after completing the diagnostic procedure. See: A L L Diagnostic Trouble Codes ( DTC ) > Verification Tests
Camshaft Timing Drive Components Cleaning and Inspection (Fourth Design) for timing chain, sprockets, and CMP actuator filter screen replacement
Thursday, January 10th, 2019 AT 4:32 PM