P0022 Code – “A” Camshaft Position – Timing Over-Retarded


When the camshaft timing for bank 2 is over-retarded, the P0022 trouble code is activated
The P0022 means the camshaft timing for bank 2 is over-retarded

The camshaft timing for bank 2 is over-retarded.

Main Symptoms:

Possible Causes:

  • Camshaft remains retarded despite ECM commanding it to advance
  • Wiring problems in VCT/VVT
  • Oil continuously flows to VCT piston chamber
  • Timing valve controlled solenoid has failed and remains open

Diagnostic Steps:

  • Visually inspect wiring in the CVT system
  • Pull engine codes and live data using advanced diagnostic tool
  • Reset the codes. If P0022 returns use a bidirectional tool to check whether VCT solenoid is working

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