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P0026 - OBD II Trouble Code

Our automotive experts have put together the following information about the P0026 diagnostic trouble code. We've provided the common symptoms that occur when this code is set along with the frequent repairs that address the issues related to the P0026 code.

OBD II Fault Code

  • OBD II P0026

    Fault Code Definition

    • Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Range/Performance

    What does this mean? The Intake Valve Control Solenoid uses oil pressure and an electrical solenoid to control the position of the exhaust valve. Newer vehicles are equipped with variable valve timing (VVT). This allows the engine's control module (PCM) to adjust the opening and closing of the exhaust valve to improve fuel consumption while still providing the performance requested by the driver. When the PCM determines there is an issue with the signal from the Intake Valve Control Solenoid, the PCM will set code P0026.

    Symptoms

    • Decreased engine performance
    • Increased fuel consumption

    Common Problems That Trigger the P0026 Code

    • Engine oil level is too low
    • Exhaust valve control solenoid failure
    • Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure
    • The engine oil does not meet the manufacturer's requirements
    • Wiring issue

    Common Repairs Needed for the P0026 Code

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