Cold Start ‘A’ Camshaft Position Timing Over-Advanced Bank 1

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P052A AUDI Possible Causes

  • Faulty Crankshaft position sensor
  • Faulty Camshaft position sensor
  • Faulty Intake valve timing control solenoid valve
  • Faulty Intake valve timing intermediate lock control solenoid valve
  • Accumulation of debris to the signal pick-up portion of the camshaft
  • Incorrect timing chain installation
  • Foreign matter caught in the oil groove for intake valve timing control

How do I fix code P052A AUDI?

  Check the “Possible Causes” listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector’s pins.

Cost of diagnosing the P052A AUDI code

  The cost of diagnosing the P052A AUDI code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle’s make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

P052A AUDI Description

  The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) position for an over-advanced camshaft timing during cold start up. The test fails when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in an advanced position.


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