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2015 Kia Optima Trouble code P0014


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2015 Kia Optima 105k miles. Auto transmission. 2.4 liter engine. I was driving on the interstate going 70 MPH and trying to pass. The car had no acceleration even with my foot on the gas all the way. It made some kind of mechanical noise is the best way to describe it. I pulled over and shut the car off. I pulled the dipstick and had plenty of oil in the engine at the time. I tried starting the car and it wouldn't turn over. After the tow truck brought me home I scanned the car and came up with the P0014 code. I looked it up and it sounds expensive. "Bank 1. Cylinder 1. B Camshaft position. Timing over-advanced or system performance." I looked a little further and some information concerning the code says: refers to the VVT or VCT components and specifically refers to the camshaft timing. The website I looked up said this code will result in one of the following: hard starting, poor idle, and/or stalling. It also says this could be caused by: incorrect camshaft timing, wiring problems in intake timing control valve control solenoid system, continuous oil flow to VCT piston chamber, failed timing valve control solenoid (stuck open).

I'm thinking this is going to be an expensive fix. What could it most likely be? If it's going to be expensive I'm just going to call the junk yard to see what they'd give me for  it. I started watching your show after I bought the car. Next time I'm buying a Toyota. 


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