2013 Buick LaCrosse 3.6L P0014 VVT Solenoid

2013 Buick LaCrosse

Buick LaCrosse On the 2013 Buick LaCrosse with the 3.6L engine, the P0014 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a problem with the exhaust variable valve timing (VVT) solenoid for bank-1. This solenoid is used to advance/retard the ignition timing to provide the best possible fuel economy and engine performance for any given driving condition. The solenoid is located on the passenger’s side of the engine, towards the rear. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If no problems are found, replace…

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2008 Cadillac STS P0008 Timing

2008 Cadillac STS

Cadillac STS On the 2008 Cadillac STS, the P0008 is “Engine Position System Performance Bank 1”. The engine control module (ECM) tests for a misalignment between both camshafts on one bank of the engine and the crankshaft. The misalignment would be at an idler sprocket for either bank or at the crankshaft. Once the ECM learns the position of both camshafts on one bank of the engine, the ECM compares the learned values to a reference value. The ECM will set this DTC if both learned values for one bank…

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2007 Toyota Prius Valve Adjustment

2007 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius On the 2007 Toyota Prius, according to the Toyota Normal Service Schedule, the Valve Clearance is to be inspected at intervals of every 60,000 miles and adjusted as necessary. On this vehicle, however, the likelihood of the Valve Clearance being off and “need” to be adjusted is very rare. If the valve clearance were to be off, you’d hear “chatter” on the top end of the engine. As long as you are not hearing any unusual noises then, it’s a safe bet to assume all is well, and…

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