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P1385 FORD

P1385 FORD - Variable Cam Timing Solenoid 'B' Malfunction

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Possible causes
- Low oil level
- Cam timing improperly set
- Continuous oil flow to the Variable Camshaft Timing (VTC) piston chamber
- VCT solenoid valve stuck open
- Camshaft advance mechanism binding (VCT unit).
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Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P1385 FORD Description
The Variable Camshaft Timing (VTC) solenoid effects the inlet camshaft timing only. The actuator is a helical spline type, which is engine oil driven. It provides 50 degrees of rotation for camshaft adjustment under different types of engine torque and load conditions.
The comprehensive component monitor (CCM) monitors the VCT position for over-retarded camshaft timing. The test fails when the camshaft timing exceeds a maximum calibrated value or remains in a retarded position.
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