Engine-Codes - Saab - P0017 SAAB

P0017 SAAB - Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor 'B'

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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P0017 SAAB Possible Causes

  • Dirty Oil
  • Engine mechanical problems
  • Faulty camshaft position sensor
  • Faulty crankshaft position sensor
  • Timing belt jumped

How is the P0017 SAAB 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 is a factory service bulletin for the 2004-2009 Saab 97x:
2004-2009 Saab 97x Factory Service Bulletin OBDII Code P0017

What is the cost to diagnose the P0017 SAAB code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the P0017 SAAB 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.

Possible Symptoms

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

P0017 SAAB Meaning

The Camshaft Position (CMP) actuator system enables the Engine Control Module (ECM) to change the timing of the camshafts while the engine is operating. The CMP actuator solenoid signal from the ECM is pulse width modulated (PWM). The ECM control the CMP actuator solenoid duty cycle by controlling the amount of solenoid IN time. The CMP actuator solenoid controls the advance or retard of each camshaft. The CMP actuator solenoid control the oil flow that applies the pressure to advance or retard the camshafts.4
Ignition voltage is supplied directly to the CMP actuator solenoid. The ECM control the solenoid by grounding the control circuit with a solid state device called a driver. Th ECM compares the camshaft position or the camshaft angle, to the position of the crankshaft. If the ECM detects a deviation between the camshaft position target and the crankshaft position, the code will set.

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