Engine-Codes - Pontiac - P0008 PONTIAC

P0008 PONTIAC Code - Engine Positions System Performance Bank 1

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|What are the Possible Causes of the P0008 PONTIAC Code?

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

|How to Fix the P0008 PONTIAC Code?

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.

|P0008 PONTIAC code tech notes

There is a factory service bulletin for the following Pontiac models:
2007-2010 Pontiac G6
2008-2009 Pontiac G8
2008-2009 Pontiac Torrent
Pontiac Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0008

|What is the cost to diagnose the P0008 PONTIAC code?

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0008 PONTIAC 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 PONTIAC 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 PONTIAC code possible symptoms?

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

|What Does the P0008 PONTIAC Code Mean?

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.
Engine Positions System Performance Bank 1

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