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P0367 Code – What Does It Mean & How To Fix It

This is one of the most frequent OBD2 trouble codes. Read the full article below to know what it means, how to fix it, and what other codes may show related to it.

Definition

P0367 is a Diagnostic Error Code D.C.TC. about certain issues related to the Camshaft Position Sensor "B" circuit's low input. This code is part of the On-Board Diagnostics II (OBD-II) system used in modern vehicles to monitor and report issues with various engine components.

Meaning

The P0367 code signifies that the Engine Control Module (ECM) has detected a lower-than-expected voltage signal from the Camshaft Position Sensor "B" circuit. This sensor is vital for the engine control module to determine the position and timing of the camshaft, which is essential when it comes to proper engine performance.


Causes

A P0367 code may appear as a result of several circumstances, such as:

  • A broken camshaft position sensor type "B."
  • Issues with the Camshaft Position Sensor "B" circuit's wiring or connectors.
  • Shorted to the ground was the sensor circuit.
  • Misplaced or damaged camshaft.
  • Problems with the timing chain or belt.
  • Rarely, there are ECM problems.

Symptoms

The following list of symptoms is typical for a P0367 code:

  • Illumination of the dashboard's Check Engine Light (CEL).
  • Reduced engine power or performance as a result of improper camshaft timing.
  • A poor fuel economy.
  • Misfires or harsh idling of the engine.
  • Difficulties starting the engine or stalling.

Diagnosis

A mechanic or technician will often take the following actions to troubleshoot a P0367 code:

  • To get the code and any associated codes, use an OBD-II scanner.
  • Look for any obvious damage to the Camshaft Position Sensor "B" and its connections.
  • Check the voltage and resistance of the sensor to see if it is operating properly.
  • Inspect the sensor circuit for any shorts to the ground.
  • Check the camshaft and timing parts for wear and good alignment.
  • If the issue reappears after clearing the code and running a test drive, it may be a permanent issue.

Common mistakes

Common mistakes when dealing with a P0367 code include:

  • Replacing the sensor without checking the wiring and connectors for issues.
  • Neglecting to inspect the camshaft and timing components for problems.
  • Assuming the code is solely caused by a faulty sensor without considering other potential causes.

How serious is this?

A P0367 code should be dealt with without delay since failure to do so could result in a reduction of engine performance, lower fuel efficiency, and possible damage to an engine. While the vehicle may remain roadworthy, a thorough examination and repair must be performed as soon as possible.

What repairs can fix the codeS?

Repair manuals

Repairs for a P0367 code may include:

  • Replacing the Camshaft Position Sensor "B" if it's found to be faulty.
  • Repairing or replacing damaged wiring or connectors in the sensor circuit.
  • Addressing any shorts to ground in the sensor circuit.
  • Realigning the camshaft if it's found to be misaligned.
  • Addressing any issues with the timing belt or chain.
  • In rare cases, replacing the ECM if it's determined to be the source of the problem.

Related codes

Related codes may include:

  • P0360 - Camshaft Position Sensor "B" Circuit Malfunction.
  • P0361 - Camshaft Position Sensor "B" Circuit Range/Performance.
  • P0362 - Camshaft Position Sensor "B" Circuit Low Input.
  • P0363 - Camshaft Position Sensor "B" Circuit High Input.
  • P0364 - Camshaft Position Sensor "B" Circuit Intermittent.

Conclusion

The P0367 DTC code indicates that an issue with the Camshaft Position Sensor "B" circuit's low voltage, which can affect engine performance and efficiency, needs to be addressed. To prevent further damage and to make sure that the car works properly, timely diagnosis and repair is essential. Depending on the specific cause of the code, repairs may include sensor replacement, wiring repair, addressing wires to ground, camshaft inspection, or timing component adjustment.

P0367 code – what does it mean & how to fix it

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