If you have a Ford vehicle with a P0022 OBDII Code is having a problem with the timing.
It can be caused by several things with each component needing to be tested.
What is a Ford P0022 Code?
A timing error can be Advanced too much, or the opposite called Retarded.
Older vehicles before Cam Sensors could use the distributor to adjust small variations in the timing.
Clockwise turns would Retarded the timing while a counterclockwise direction would Advance it.
Modern vehicles have computer-controlled ignition systems which use sensors to manage the timing of an engine.
An engine, Bank-2, is on the opposite side of the number-1 cylinder.
Possible Causes of a Ford P0022 Code
- Oil Level Low
- Dirty Oil
- VCT Solenoid
- VCT Wiring Open or Short
- Failed Camshaft Position Sensor
- Camshaft Position Sensor Wiring
- Timing Chain
- Damaged VCT phaser
5 Causes and Fixes Ford P0022 OBDII Code
- Low or Dirty Oil
- VCT Solenoid and VCT Phaser
- Camshaft Position Sensor
- Timing Chain
Check the oil and be sure it is at the correct level and is not extremely dirty.
The Ford Mustang equipped with a 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Twin-Independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT) engine also has the VCT System.
The solenoid can also be checked to see if it has failed and needs to be replaced.
There can be two VCT solenoids with Bank-2 having the issue.
Bank-2 is the opposite side of the number-1 cylinder on an engine.
If it goes bad or starts to fail, it can cause issues with the timing.
The wiring going to the sensor can also cause issues, mainly if there is a bad connection at the harness.
Check each connection point and be sure the pins are all the way in and there are no open wires.
A multi-meter can also be sure to test there are no open or shorts.
The timing can be checked by aligning the cam and crank to the proper spot.
If no other issue can be found with the engine and the timing chain has a lot of miles on it, past its rated use, it may be best to replace it.
A Ford vehicle with a P0022 OBDII Code engine code is having a timing-related issue.
There are several components that can cause the issue with each needs to be checked.
First, check the oil and be sure it is at the correct level and not dirty.
If all the above components test good, then very likely the timing chain is worn and stretched or has slipped.
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