Engine-Codes - Chevrolet - P0008 CHEVROLET

P0008 CHEVROLET - Engine Positions System Performance Bank 1

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0008 CHEVROLET Possible Causes

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

How is the P0008 CHEVROLET code repair?

Start by checking 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.

Tech Notes

There are factory service bulletins for the following Chevrolet models:

2008 Chevrolet Malibu
2008 Chevrolet Equinox
The service bulletin suggests replacing the primary drive and both secondary drive timing chains. Contact your Chevrolet dealer for more information.

2008-2012 Chevrolet Captiva
2008-2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2008-2012 Chevrolet Malibu
2009-2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2010-2012 Chevrolet Camaro
2012 Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0008

What is the cost to diagnose the P0008 CHEVROLET code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0008 CHEVROLET code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.
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When is the 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0008 CHEVROLET Meaning

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.

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