How to Solve Check Engine Light with Code P0014 on Cadillac SRX 2012

If you have a rough running engine in your Buick,Cadillac,Chevy,or GMC,and check engine light with trouble code P0014, this instruction will show you what causes this specific code and what you can do to check it out.

On Cadillac SRX 2012 with 3.6 liter V6 engine we get a code P0014 which is Exhaust Camshaft Position System Performance Bank1.


On this engine has VVT or variable valve timing, no matter what that does is that gives you extra horsepower and fuel mileage in small engine. You have rotating components inside the engine and the computer needs the time to those components, and if those components are not timed properly that’s when you get these codes.

One of the potential causes for this code is the camshaft position solenoid valves which are located on the front of the engine.


On this engine you have four of these solenoid valves, you have two on the back and two in the front. The lower one controls the timing for the exhaust, the upper one controls the timing for the intake. How these work is with redirecting oil pressure or oil flow. If your oil level is low or your oil is not up to par, they’re not going to work right. Before you go changing any of these components,you need to check your oil level to make sure it’s not low and the oil looks good.


If you’ve neglected to change your oil or it was extremely low, the damage is probably already done and you’ll need to change those solenoids.

Here’s what the solenoid valve looks like when it’s out of the vehicle. Here’s is where the oil goes in.


This different passages and what you need to check for is to see if you see any metal particles in there. We don’t see any metal particles which is good if you see metal on these screens, there is more internal engine damage and you’re going to have to go deeper into the motor than just changing the solenoid valves.

So changing that camshaft position actuator valve and changing the oils should fix your problem. A good way to prevent this is to keep up on your oil and double check your oil level regularly.

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