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What Does P0076 Code Mean?

    OBD-II Code P0076 is defined as a Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Low

    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 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 P0076.

    P0076 Symptoms

    • Decreased engine performance
    • Engine may not start
    • Increased fuel consumption

    Common Problems That Trigger the P0076 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 P0076 Code

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