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XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

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XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby ldiii@hotmail.com » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:07 pm

I’ve got a P0014 “Cam Position Activator B, Bank 1, Timing Over Advance" code that I can’t get rid of. I’ve replaced the Cam Actuator Solenoid so that shouldn’t be the issue and I’m sure the timing is perfect. I’m thinking that it might be the Cam Position Sensor, but before I go that route I wanted to post here to see if anyone could tell me how to test. I don’t want to buy a new one if I don’t have to!

If anyone has any info on this I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Re: XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby Ozark Lee » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:52 pm

That code points to a problem with the continuously variable valve timing control solenoid. None of my cars have CVVT so I have no hands on experience with it. Hopefully others that have worked with it will jump in.

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Re: XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby MadeInJapan » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:54 pm

I did a bit of research on this over on VolvoSpeed:
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=M ... com+=P0014
And my conclusion is that even though your car might be running fine, it could be a tooth off or it could actually have an oil pressure problem to the solenoid itself. What you describe is hardly ever the Cam Position Sensor itself.
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Re: XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby larryh » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:31 pm

So, did it perhaps start setting the code shortly after a timing belt change?
It's not uncommon for the timing to be off. Trust me :wink:

If you are positive the timing is correct , then I have a VVT solenoid, that there is nothing wrong with, that I would give you a fantastic deal on.

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Re: XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby ldiii@hotmail.com » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:22 pm

thanks for the quick replies guys. is the VVT solenoid the same as the cam actuator solenoid (this has already been replaced)?

It sounds tho like it is not the cam position sensor.

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Re: XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby ldiii@hotmail.com » Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:23 pm

in response to your question larryh, I don't know. I got the car just after the timing belt was changed, so don't know if that code was being thrown before or not.

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Re: XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby Ozark Lee » Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:55 pm

is the VVT solenoid the same as the cam actuator solenoid (this has already been replaced)?


It is the same thing. Your code indicates that the timing is overadvanced, not that it isn't working.

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Re: XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby VCA » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:01 pm

Ozark Lee wrote:
is the VVT solenoid the same as the cam actuator solenoid (this has already been replaced)?


It is the same thing. Your code indicates that the timing is overadvanced, not that it isn't working.

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Re: XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby db130 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:21 pm

I've been in your shoes.

Bought my car at 114k, the car had just recently had the timing belt done at 105k. I replaced the VVT solenoid due to the P0014 code, it kept coming back. I then followed this fellow's advice and changed the camshaft position sensor:

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=45940

Since the VVT relies on oil pressure, oil quality and oil pressure are crucial. now that i am keeping a close eye on the oil level, i have not had the code in 9 weeks and counting.
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Re: XC70 00MY P0014 Cam Position Code

Postby ldiii@hotmail.com » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:43 pm

thanks for the post db130. so you did end up changing the cam sensor? what did it run you if you don't mind me asking? I think I'm going to check the timing one more time to make sure that isn't the prob before pulling the trigger on the sensor.

my fuel economy is suffering due to this as well I believe. I'm only getting 20 mpg on the highway when I believe I should be getting much higher.


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