AutoCodes - Buick - P0008 BUICK

P0008 BUICK Code - Engine Positions System Performance Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3
Table of contents

|P0008 BUICK code possible causes

  • Engine mechanical problems
  • Incorrect timing chain
  • Stretched timing chain
  • Failed camshaft actuator or actuator solenoid

|How do I fix the P0008 BUICK code?

Check the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

|P0008 BUICK code tech notes

There are factory service bulletins for the following Buick models:

2004-2006 Buick Rendezvous
2005-2008 Buick Lacrosse
2008 Buick Enclave
The service bulletin suggests replacing the primary drive and both secondary drive timing chains. Contact your Buick dealer for more information.

2007 Buick Allure
2007-2012 Buick LaCrosse
2008-2012 Buick Enclave
Buick Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0008

|Cost of diagnosing the P0008 BUICK code

Labor: 1.0

The cost of diagnosing the P0008 BUICK code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair's diagnosis time and labor rates vary by location, vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repair shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

|When is the P0008 BUICK code detected?

The ECM detects that both camshafts on either bank of the engine are mis-aligned with the crankshaft for more than 4 seconds or a cumulative of 50 seconds.

|What are P0008 BUICK code possible symptoms?

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

|P0008 BUICK code description

The Engine Control Module (ECM) monitors the position of both camshafts and the crankshaft. The ECM performs a test for misalignment between both camshafts on one bank of the engine and the crankshaft. During the test the ECM learns the position of the camshafts and the crankshaft. While the engine is idling, the ECM compares the position of both the camshafts and the crankshaft with the learned value. The ECM will set the P0008 code if both learned values for one bank of the engine are exceeding a calibrated threshold in the same direction.
OBDII Code P0008 Buick - Engine Positions System Performance Bank 1 - AutoCodes.com

|Need more information with the P0008 BUICK code?

Need more information on how to fix the P0008 BUICK code? Get Access to Factory Service Manuals

|Need help with a P0008 BUICK code?

Get the P0008 Buick code diagnosed by a professional: Find a repair shop in your area

|P0008 BUICK code comments

Help us improve AutoCodes.com. Leave a comment below or tell us if the information above helps you fix the code. What are the symptoms on your vehicle for the P0008 Buick code? Have you replaced any parts?
Any information is appreciated. Thanks
Top ⇧
Repair Importance Level: 3
 
1=Low 2=Medium 3=High What is this?
Repair Difficulty Level: 3
 
1=Easy 2=Moderate 3=Hard What is this?