How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Kevin Your Own Question
Kevin
Kevin, Auto Mechanic
Category: Mazda
Satisfied Customers: 2180
Experience:  Diagnostic technician
84635724
Type Your Mazda Question Here...
Kevin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Code P1518 Variable Timing Control System Malfunction, P1518

Customer Question

Code P1518 Variable Timing Control System Malfunction
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?
Customer: P1518 yes check engine lite comes back on after a couple of miles.
JA: What is the model/year of your Mazda?
Customer: 2001 Miata
JA: Are you fixing your Miata yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Car only has 35000 miles
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Expert:  Kevin replied 2 months ago.

Hi im kevin you need to check vac hoses on intake manifold .the code refers to .intake tumbler stuck open this is a vac controlled part inside intake and the vac hoses are common to perish and split