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I am considering purchase of this Avalon in fantastic condition but it keeps throwing this code.
Ostensibly this is happening due to the solenoid in the camshaft oil control valve. The mechanic at the (reputable) dealership informed me that the previous owner installed this solenoid with some fabrication/improvisation to keep it from rattling loose from it's bracket and wiring. This fabrication (tack weld) is causing it to trip a sensor and throw the code and check engine light.

There are no signs of rough idle or engine issue that one would expect from an advanced camshaft of sign of off-timing in the engine. It idles as smooth as a sewing machine and test drove wonderfully.

Is this explanation reasonable? Has anyone experienced an issue with this oil control valve solenoid before?

Thanks in advance for any advice/input.
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