DTC Troubleshooting: P0010 (56)

DTC P0010:  VTC Oil Control Solenoid Valve Malfunction

NOTE: Before you troubleshoot, record all freeze data and any on-board snapshot, and review the general troubleshooting information.

1.Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

2.Clear the DTC with the HDS.

3.Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm (min-1) without load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.

4.Do the VTC TEST in the INSPECTION MENU with the HDS.

5.Check for Temporary DTCs or DTCs with the HDS.

Is DTC P0010 indicated?


YES - Go to 6.


NO - Intermittent failure, system is OK at this time.Check for poor connections or loose terminals at the VTC oil control solenoid valve and the ECM/PCM.n


6.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

7.Disconnect the VTC oil control solenoid valve 2P connector.

8.Measure resistance between VTC oil control solenoid valve 2P connector terminals No. 1 and No. 2.

 

Is there 6.75-8.25 W at room temperature?


YES - Go to 9.


NO - Go to 14.


9.Check for continuity between VTC oil control solenoid valve 2P connector terminal No. 1 and body ground.

 

Is there continuity?


YES - Go to 10.


NO - Repair open in the wire between the VTC oil control solenoid valve and G101, then go to 15.


10.Jump the SCS line with the HDS.

11.Disconnect ECM/PCM connector C (44P).

12.Check for continuity between ECM/PCM connector terminal C23 and body ground.

 

Is there continuity?


YES - Repair short in the wire between the ECM/PCM (C23) and the VTC oil control solenoid valve, then go to 15.


NO - Go to 13.


13.Check for continuity between VTC oil control solenoid valve 2P connector terminal No. 2 and ECM/PCM connector terminal C23.

 

Is there continuity?


YES - Go to 22.


NO - Repair open in the wire between the ECM/PCM (C23) and the VTC oil control solenoid valve, then go to 15.

14.Replace the VTC oil control solenoid valve.

15.Reconnect all connectors.

16.Turn the ignition switch ON (II).

17.Reset the ECM/PCM with the HDS.

18.Do the ECM/PCM idle learn procedure.

19.Do the VTC TEST in the INSPECTION MENU with the HDS.

20.Check for Temporary DTCs or DTCs with the HDS.

Are any Temporary DTCs or DTCs indicated?


YES - If DTC P0010 is indicated, check for poor connections or loose terminals at the VTC oil control solenoid valve and the ECM/PCM, then go to 1. If any other Temporary DTCs or DTCs are indicated, go to the indicated DTC's troubleshooting.


NO - Go to 21.


21.Monitor the OBD STATUS for DTC P0010 in the DTCs MENU with the HDS.

Does the screen indicate PASSED?


YES - Troubleshooting is complete.n


NO - If the screen indicates FAILED, check for poor connections or loose terminals at the VTC oil control solenoid valve and the ECM/PCM, then go to 1. If the screen indicates NOT COMPLETED, go to 19 and recheck.

22.Update the ECM/PCM if it does not have the latest software, or substitute a known-good ECM/PCM.

23.Do the VTC TEST in the INSPECTION MENU with the HDS.

24.Check for Temporary DTCs or DTCs with the HDS.

Are any Temporary DTCs or DTCs indicated?


YES - If DTC P0010 is indicated, check for poor connections or loose terminals at the VTC oil control solenoid valve and the ECM/PCM, then go to step 1. If any other Temporary DTCs or DTCs are indicated, go to the indicated DTC's troubleshooting.


NO - If the ECM/PCM was updated, troubleshooting is complete. If the ECM/PCM was substituted, replace the original ECM/PCM.n