P0008 SATURN Possible Causes
- Engine mechanical problems
- Incorrect timing chain
- Stretched timing chain
- Failed camshaft actuator or actuator solenoid
How do I fix code P0008 SATURN
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 SATURN Tech NotesThere is a factory service bulletin for the following Saturn models:
2007-2009 Saturn AURA
2008-2010 Saturn OUTLOOK
2008-2010 Saturn VUE
Saturn Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0008
Cost of diagnosing the P0008 SATURN code
Labor: 1.0The cost of diagnosing the P0008 SATURN 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.
When is the P0008 SATURN 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 SATURN Possible Symptoms
- Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
P0008 SATURN MeaningThe 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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