Fould code

Tiny
MIRAS89
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  • 2009 BMW X5
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 72,000 MILES
Hi I have a 3 fouls codes at the time
They are P0012 P0015 P100 and I know what they min but I like to know which sensor do I have to change. I hope not all off them.
Thank you and I'm waiting for your answer
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 11:07 AM

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Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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I don't know why you think everything can be resolved as easy as changing a sensor. That's not what codes are telling you. They merely describe a specific situation that has to be further diagnosed.

What engine does your truck have?
Is it an X Drive?
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 2:27 PM
Tiny
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Yes this is 3.0 l x drive
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 3:17 PM
Tiny
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The P0012 and P0015 both have to do with the Vanos system on bank 1. They are for the camshafts being over retarded. The solenoid could be the issue but numerous other things could be also like the Vanos actuator or the timing chain. It needs to be checked out further. The P0100 is an issue with the Mass Air Flow sensor which could be the wiring, the computer or the sensor itself.
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 3:32 PM
Tiny
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On the camshaft issue, make sure the engine is full of oil and the oil is the correct viscosity and clean as that system operates on oil pressure.
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 3:33 PM
Tiny
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It is possible that only one thing is wrong but 3 code come up?
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 3:49 PM
Tiny
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No, there is likely 2 things.
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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Ok thank you so much for you answers
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 4:02 PM
Tiny
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I would probably try clearing those codes first and see which ones come back just to make sure the MAF code wasn't set accidentally by someone unplugging it with the key on.
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 4:19 PM
Tiny
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Ok I will try to do that
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 4:23 PM
Tiny
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Ok I try to clean all codes but one of them is still active P0012 intake (A) Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Retarded (Bank 1)
What you suggest to do now? Sensor?
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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It's probably time to get some qualified help to look at it.
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Friday, December 25th, 2015 AT 6:34 PM

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