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Possible Cam Issues?

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#1 mightydrumming


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Posted 10 December 2020 - 10:03 PM

Hi all,

I have a 2015 MK5 Mondeo 2.0 TDCI and recently got the cam belt kit and water pump done.

All was fine for the first day after getting it done but went on a good bit of a drive the day after and of course I forgot to disable to auto start/stop before setting off. Stopped at the traffic lights and it kicked in. Lights went green, pressed in the clutch and it struggled to start. Was just clicking but eventually started.

First thought was battery, tested it and it was fine. Even cold starting, it starts at the click of the button. No rattles or noises coming from engine bay, no leaks.

Tested again today, started cold no problems. Warmed her up and started again but struggled to start and this time when i pressed in the accelerator there were vibrations coming from the engine. Turned her off straight away and started again, no problems/vibration etc.

Plugged into Forscan and it's showing P0014 - B Camshaft Position Timing - Over Advanced and in additional information it says 'Signal above allowable range'. I have checked the sensors and cleaned them but still acting the same and code keeps coming back. 

I'm thinking timing is off? I'm bringing it back in tomorrow for them to check the timing but would there be anything else to look out for damage wise if the timing had slipped?




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Posted 17 December 2020 - 03:21 AM

A tooth or two out will probably just be poor running, fuelling issues. Far too many variables that

maybe an issue but most likely it will be fine once reset.



Much more and there maybe clearance issues.  


Dont rule out the battery,

5 years old on a stop start vehicle is probably outside the warranty period, they tend to be

shorter on a stop start car.


Battery / Alternator test...  http://www.talkford....test-procedure/


When you say warmed up is that after a good drive or just sitting letting the engine tick over?

It may have taken most of its energy to turn it over that there is little reserve capacity left to

repeat that task.  


Maybe wishful thinking after having the belt changed and then the issues started though.

Worth a quick check to see what voltages you get.


I always remember one thread where they started the test and the voltage instantly plummeted

from 12.6volts to 11volts just switching the lights on and not needing to wait 5 or 10 minutes.

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Adding your location may find someone local who could offer assistance.

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Posted 17 December 2020 - 05:11 PM



Not good to allow a car with stop and start feature to sit idling for a long time. Generator chucks out a lot of power even at low revs and could benefit from a little air flow.


When I managed to flatten battery on my MK5 AA Guy recommended a 20 to 25 drive to boost battery, without causing any overheating.



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