Check engine light may turn on, and diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0013 may be stored in a Toyota’s ECU. P0013 means “Exhaust “B” Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit/Open (Bank 1).
This guide is a step-by-step procedure to replace the B camshaft position actuator on a 2012-2017 Toyota Camry XV50. Fault code P0013 with a faulty sensor, the check engine light will come on, and the vehicle may have poor acceleration.
Troubleshooting Toyota P0013 Fault Code
This fault code relates to the variable valve timing (VVT)—also known as variable camshaft timing. A faulty Camshaft Position Actuator B can trigger code P0013.
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What you will need
- Unlock the vehicle and open the driver’s door.
- Get the OBD II Scanner and connect it to the OBD II port under the dashboard.
- Insert the key into the ignition switch and turn it to the accessories menu.
- Set the OBD-II Scanner to the diagnostics menu and read codes.
- Choose the stored codes to show the code to be fixed.
- Pull the hood release under the dashboard and unlock the hood.
- Pull the hood up and secure it open.
- Remove the engine cover by pulling it up.
- Locate the camshaft position actuator B on the left side of the first ignition coil (passenger side of the engine)
- Disconnect the electrical connector of the camshaft position actuator by squeezing the connector and pulling it out.
- Remove the 10mm bolt holding the camshaft position actuator using a 10mm wrench.
- Pull out the camshaft position actuator. Use a flat screwdriver to push the camshaft actuator out easily.
- Line up the new camshaft position actuator and push it to set it in.
- Reinstall the 10mm bolt on the camshaft actuator.
- Reconnect the electrical connector of the camshaft actuator by pushing it back to place.
- Line up the engine cover back to the vehicle and push it to lock into place.
- Go back to the diagnostics menu and erase the code. Check the stored codes if there are still codes to be fixed.
- Start the vehicle a few times and check if the check engine light is still on.
There may be other issues that can trigger fault code P0013.
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We hope you find the Toyota P0013 Fault Code – Replace Camshaft Position Actuator B guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Toyota.