Is a P0010 fault code stored on the OBD-II Scanner when diagnosing your Toyota? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing the camshaft actuator sensor and resetting the codes on your YOUCANIC scanner. This guide is a step-by-step procedure for replacing the camshaft actuator sensor A on a Toyota Camry 2012-2017.

What you will need


  1. Open the hood. Pull the hood release under the dashboard, go to the vehicle’s front, unlock the hood latch and pull the hood up.Sliding the tab to unlock the hood latch.
  2. Remove the cover of the engine by pulling it up.Removing the cover of the engine.
  3. Locate the camshaft actuator sensor A behind the left side of the engine.The location of the camshaft actuator sensor A.
  4. Remove the connector of the sensor by pulling it out.Disconnecting the connector of the camshaft sensor.
  5. Remove the bolt holding the sensor; use a wrench and twist it counterclockwise.Removing the bolt holding the camshaft actuator sensor.
  6. Remove the camshaft actuator sensor by pulling it out.Removing the camshaft actuator sensor A.
  7. Get the new sensor and insert it into the engine.Installing the new camshaft actuator sensor.
  8. Reinstall the bolt and reconnect the electrical connector of the sensor.Reinstalling the bolt of the Camshaft actuator sensor.
  9. Start the vehicle and get the scanner.Reconnecting the electrical connector of the camshaft actuator sensor.
  10.  Unlock the vehicle and go to the driver’s seat.Going to the driver's seat.
  11. Connect the OBD II Scanner to the OBD II port under the dashboard.Connecting the OBD II scanner to the vehicle.
  12. Insert the key to the ignition switch and turn it to accessories mode.Switching the vehicle to accessories menu.
  13. Go to the diagnostics menu on the scanner to start the scan on the vehicle.Diagnosing the check engine light problem.
  14. Scroll down to the Erase Codes section.Checking the codes on the OBD II ScannerGo back to the diagnostic menu, choose the erase code menu, and press ok to erase the code.Erasing the code on the scanner.
  15. Start the vehicle and check if the engine light is still on.

A generic OBD-II scanner can clear the check engine light, but if you want a more professional OBD-II scanner, use the YOUCANIC Full System Scanner, which can read and clear fault codes through every vehicle’s control module.


We hope you find the Toyota P0010 Code – Camshaft Position A Actuator Circuit Bank 1 guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Toyota.

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