P0008 CADILLAC - Engine Positions System Performance Bank 1
P0008 CADILLAC Possible Causes
- Engine mechanical problems
- Incorrect timing chain
- Stretched timing chain
- Failed camshaft actuator or actuator solenoid
First diagnose P0008 CADILLAC 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 terminals.
P0008 CADILLAC Tech NotesThere are factory service bulletins for the following Cadillac models:
2004-2008 Cadillac CTS SRX
2005-2008 Cadillac STS
The service bulletin suggests replacing the primary drive and both secondary drive timing chains. Contact your Cadillac dealer for more information.
2007-2011 Cadillac STS
2007-2012 Cadillac SRX
2008-2012 Cadillac CTS
Cadillac Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0008
Cost of diagnosing the P0008 CADILLAC code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0008 CADILLAC code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
When is the P0008 CADILLAC 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.
P0008 CADILLAC Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0008 Cadillac DescriptionThe 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.
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