P0014 – Camshaft position (CMP) exhaust/right/rear, bank 1 -timing over -advanced/system performance
Last Updated 2016-01-25
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|P0014|| Camshaft position (CMP) actuator, exhaust/right/rear, bank 1 -timing over -advanced/system performance |
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Table of Contents
- What Does Code P0014 Mean?
- What are the common causes of code P0014 ?
- What are the symptoms of code P0014 ?
- How do you troubleshoot code P0014 ?
- Codes Related to P0014
- Get Help with P0014
What Does Code P0014 Mean?
In most cases if P0014 comes up it is due to lack of oil lubrication. The best way to rectify the situation is to apply an engine cleaning product and do an engine rinse before re-installing a new VCT/VVT solenoid. If that is not done you will have near future failure of the new VCT/VVT solenoid. It is very important to note in the new VCT/VVT engines they are very susceptible to lower cost oils. You need to purchase high end oils in order to have a longer lasting camshaft oil timing system. You definitely get what you pay for in this case.
- Bank 1 or bank A VVT or VCT solenoid failure. Different manufactures use these terms but both systems are the same.
- VVT- Variable Valve Timing
- VCT- Variable Camshaft timing
- You have an intake camshaft solenoid error usually. Not manufacturer specific, is a generic code.
- Bank A or bank 1 if a 4 cylinder engine. Depending on the type of engine if you have two banks then will have a bank 2 error. Then go into a P0021 code situation.
- Exhaust side
What are the common causes of code P0014 ?
- Why did the solenoid fail? It is usually from an oil maintenance problem
- Poor choice of oil product for this particular engine- causes carbon build up in the VCT engines and will produce small ball like substance (carbon build up). This was not seen before VVT engines were introduced. This is what causes the filter blockage of the solenoid and causes it to fail and potential engine failure.
What are the symptoms of code P0014 ?
- Loss of gas mileage
- Engine stalling
- Possibly engine failure
- Engine contamination
- If the actual solenoid does fail this will cause a retardation of the intake valve operation
- Check engine light will appear
- Possibly camshaft failure due to lack of lubrication
How do you troubleshoot code P0014 ?
- Use a multi meter and take resistance
- As a general rule- every terminal needs to be checked for a solenoid failure. If it does not have a 7-12 ohm on the multi meter, it is most likely failed. Always pin test from the valve solenoid to PCM or ECM.
- Pin test means you must check continuity in the wiring harness between the actual valve solenoid and the brain (computer pcm/ecm)
- While pin testing in back probe, wiggle test all related harnesses and observe readings on vault meter/multi meter
- Check all engine grounds
- Also, clean and tighten every harness terminals from the valve solenoid to the pcm. The integrity of those contacts must be tightly mated and lubricated with grease to make sure full electric contact is present. The misdiagnosed problem is engine vibration which will loosen the harness connecters because most variable cam shaft timing systems rely on high revolution engines. So, any loose wiring or connections may cause this code. It does not mean the actual valve is a problem.
- First check the resistance of the actual valve. Most only have two terminals, will likely present 7-12 oms.
- Often the intake camshaft valve solenoid will be the issue, so interchange the two valves one for another and clearing codes.
- If the code changes to the intake then it is P0011
- The intake and the exhaust solenoid will have the same type of connection and are interchangeable. Try interchanging one solenoid for the other. If after erasing all present codes, a different code comes back, then you have essentially eliminated the actual valve solenoid and have saved hours of diagnostic work. By interchanging most times if one code changes to the other, you can got your parts guy and ask for the valve solenoid.
- The failure of the solenoid VVC or VCT is usually due to oil blockage from the screen/filter.
Codes Related to P0014
P0171, P0174, P0014, P0021, P0024
Type B codes- will erase itself without a scanner.
Type A code there is something else.
P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019, P0335, P0336, P0338, P0341, P0342, P0343, P0346, P0347, P0348, P0366, P0367, P068, P091, P092, P093, P0521, P0522, P0523
If these codes show it is unlikely to be the valve
If the initial P0014 sets and other codes are present then erase all codes and do five camshaft drive cycles and then re-investigate which codes come back. If any of these codes are present disregard and erase. If they come back it is electrical wiring or connection failure.
PCM/ECM has a particular algorithm to follow. If the valve does not respond to the criteria of the computer, it will recognize the algorithm. So, usually when the P0014 code shows it is failure due to lack of maintenance.
Most P0014 codes are almost always a result of bad oil changes and lack of car maintenance in regards to engine lubrication.
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Zdravim,vyhadzuje mi chybu P0014,motor ide normalne,spotreba nizka,štartuje na prvy raz,za jazdy nie je problem,vymažem code,po prejdeni 10 km sa rozsvieti kontrolka zas.
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I just bought a used 2016 Kia Soul for my wife. I had her take it to a quick oil change place right after we bought it and that afternoon the engine light came on. Took it to my regular mechanic the next day and the codes were P0014 and P0420. He also said they overfilled the oil and he had to drain some out but he didn’t think that could cause the P0014 code.
I’ve researched this some and see people talking about a solenoid like Williams above. I can hear a clicking noise whenever I turn the engine off that sounds like a solenoid engaging/disengaging but I’m not sure if it’s related or not.
It’s still under warranty (just barely) so I am going to take it to a Kia dealer and have them check it out.
Ouch, seems like the seller must have had the codes cleared? I hope P0420 is covered by the emissions warranty (96-mo/80K-mi I think). If it needs a cat, it might be expensive, which makes me wonder why the previous owner didn’t have it taken care of?
If the cam is over-advanced, it could be a problem with the oil control valve, maybe stuck open? Regarding the clicking noise, it’s hard to tell from here, but I’m not sure that would be related.
It helped a lot.
just serviced the selonoid and Bingo… it became normal and idle was smooth
Having same issues with Pontiac G6 with same code P0014. Plus power steering locked one time yesterday. Have they found what was going on with your car Michelle?
Need info on p0014 code came on twice, then shut off after a few hours. Mechanic says bring in when light is on, but it’s never on during business hours. Car has ,34,000 Miles
We have a 2007 Pontiac g6. We have a check engine light on. Went to have that checked and it gave me a code of p0014. Engine runs smoothly no problems but we do use more gas. The car shifts hard if not fully stopped. And while driving she sorta jerks a little sorta feels like shifting gears.runs great. Wht could are issue be?