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Today I got check engine warning light
Scan gauge detected as P0018 Crankshaft Position Camshaft Position Correlation (Bank 2 Sensor A)

I'm not a happy camper ...I thought that this truck will be flawless ...

Any opinions ?

Thanks
 

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Right before everything starts going wrong with your truck..............

For most, 3/36 bumper to bumper - 5/60 powertrain, then rust through and emmissions warranty's are a little different.

Some have purchased extra care warranties up to 7yrs - 100,000 miles.

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Yes, it's still under warranty ( only one year old/10.000 KM on it)
It is more about the inconvenience and frustration ....
-20C outside so couldn't come in worst time ...
 

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It's inconvenient, but at least there's a recorded fault code.
I hesitate to say diagnosis because there are likely a number of failures that can generate that fault code. (it's saying that the sensor either failed or is providing an unexpected output)

I don't think you'll have a prblm with interference - chain driven cam shafts, so you'd have to have jumped the chain on the sprocket -very remotely possible, but not likely withless than 20 times your current mileage. Still, you should bring it in as soon as possible, and if the check engine lamp flashes -stop the engine as soon as it is safe to do so.

As for flawless- it's machinery. Nothing has 100% reliability. We would like to think it can be done, but the reality is that none of us could afford any of what we have if we were to pursue 100% reliability to the best of our technology -and we still wouldn't get it. That's little comfort when you're the poor guy that's got the bad one, believe me I know. (1 in a million odds of dying is 100% to the guy that dies.)

Good luck
 

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deff808 said:
How do you work the scan guage, to check whats the problem?

Trying to figure it out....
If you have the scangauge (not scangauge 2, not sure if that's different) you push the bottom, middle button. That should bring up 4 options like gauge, scan, more... I think. Been a while since I needed to check. There should be something that says "scan" I think. Either way, hit that bottom, middle button and explore the menus.
 

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Looks like it may be related to the VVTi and its actuator.
From the SVC Manual Diagnostic section for P0018:

P0018 Deviations in crankshaft and camshaft position sensor2 signals
(2 trip detection logic)
• Mechanical system (Timing chain has jumped tooth or
chain stretched)






MONITOR DESCRIPTION





The ECM optimizes the valve timing by using the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) system to control the intake
camshaft. The VVT system includes the ECM, the Oil Control Valve (OCV) and the VVT controller.
The ECM sends a target duty-cycle control signal to the OCV. This control signal regulates the oil
pressure supplied to the VVT controller. The VVT controller can advance or retard the intake camshaft.
The ECM calibrates the intake valve timing by setting the intake camshaft to the most retarded angle while
the engine is idling. The ECM closes the OCV to retard the cam. The ECM stores this value as the VVT
learning value. When the difference between the target and actual intake valve timings is 5​
°CA


(Crankshaft Angle) or less, the ECM stores it.
If the VVT learning value matches the following conditions, the ECM determines the existence of a
malfunction in the VVT system, and sets the DTC.
• VVT learning value: Less than 22.5​
°CA, or more than 45.2°CA.
• Above condition continues for 18 seconds or more.
This DTC indicates that the intake camshaft has been installed toward the crankshaft at an incorrect
angle, caused by factors such as the timing chain having jumped a tooth.
This monitor begins to run after the engine has idled for 5 minutes.
















 

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wjdunn3 said:
Looks like it may be related to the VVTi and its actuator.
From the SVC Manual Diagnostic section for P0018:


P0016 Deviations in crankshaft and camshaft position sensor1 signals

(2 trip detection logic)
P0018 Deviations in crankshaft and camshaft position sensor2 signals
(2 trip detection logic)
• Mechanical system (Timing chain has jumped tooth or
chain stretched)





MONITOR DESCRIPTION


The ECM optimizes the valve timing by using the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) system to control the intake
camshaft. The VVT system includes the ECM, the Oil Control Valve (OCV) and the VVT controller.
The ECM sends a target duty-cycle control signal to the OCV. This control signal regulates the oil
pressure supplied to the VVT controller. The VVT controller can advance or retard the intake camshaft.
The ECM calibrates the intake valve timing by setting the intake camshaft to the most retarded angle while
the engine is idling. The ECM closes the OCV to retard the cam. The ECM stores this value as the VVT
learning value. When the difference between the target and actual intake valve timings is 5


°CA
(Crankshaft Angle) or less, the ECM stores it.
If the VVT learning value matches the following conditions, the ECM determines the existence of a
malfunction in the VVT system, and sets the DTC.
• VVT learning value: Less than 22.5
°CA, or more than 45.2°CA.
• Above condition continues for 18 seconds or more.
This DTC indicates that the intake camshaft has been installed toward the crankshaft at an incorrect
angle, caused by factors such as the timing chain having jumped a tooth.
This monitor begins to run after the engine has idled for 5 minutes.







that sucks
 

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My trip to the dealer didn't make me happy ....
This morning ( -34C) and check engine light wasn't lit.
They claimed that there was nothing stored in the memory.
I know for fact that this is BS since just before I left the truck there
I checked again and the code was stored in memory (I did not remove it)
removed scangauge and handed over the key.


Should I be worried ?

The only thing I noticed that day when the light came on was
that the truck was slightly shaking when in was in drive and stopped with break applied.
I thought that the idle speed was touch high since it was fairly cold.


Life sucks today :disappoin
 

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lifeisfun said:
My trip to the dealer didn't make me happy ....
This morning ( -34C) and check engine light wasn't lit.
They claimed that there was nothing stored in the memory.
I know for fact that this is BS since just before I left the truck there
I checked again and the code was stored in memory (I did not remove it)
removed scangauge and handed over the key.


Should I be worried ?

The only thing I noticed that day when the light came on was
that the truck was slightly shaking when in was in drive and stopped with break applied.
I thought that the idle speed was touch high since it was fairly cold.


Life sucks today :disappoin
Your still in warrenty, did you get a reciept for todays work or something that shows you have tried to address the issue? Keep alll your ducks in a row so if something does happen you have documentation showing you have have tried to fix a problem. Good luck and just drive the truck and enjoy it. I mean it is going to happen if it happens.
 

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lifeisfun said:
My trip to the dealer didn't make me happy ....
This morning ( -34C) and check engine light wasn't lit.
They claimed that there was nothing stored in the memory.
I know for fact that this is BS since just before I left the truck there
I checked again and the code was stored in memory (I did not remove it)
removed scangauge and handed over the key.


Should I be worried ?

The only thing I noticed that day when the light came on was
that the truck was slightly shaking when in was in drive and stopped with break applied.
I thought that the idle speed was touch high since it was fairly cold.


Life sucks today :disappoin
Your still in warrenty, did you get a reciept for todays work or something that shows you have tried to address the issue? Keep alll your ducks in a row so if something does happen you have documentation showing you have have tried to fix a problem. Good luck and just drive the truck and enjoy it. I mean it is going to happen if it happens.
 

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lifeisfun said:
My trip to the dealer didn't make me happy ....
This morning ( -34C) and check engine light wasn't lit.
They claimed that there was nothing stored in the memory.
I know for fact that this is BS since just before I left the truck there
I checked again and the code was stored in memory (I did not remove it)
removed scangauge and handed over the key.


Should I be worried ?

The only thing I noticed that day when the light came on was
that the truck was slightly shaking when in was in drive and stopped with break applied.
I thought that the idle speed was touch high since it was fairly cold.


Life sucks today :disappoin
Your still in warrenty, did you get a reciept for todays work or something that shows you have tried to address the issue? Keep alll your ducks in a row so if something does happen you have documentation showing you have have tried to fix a problem. Good luck and just drive the truck and enjoy it. I mean it is going to happen if it happens.
 

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lifeisfun said:
My trip to the dealer didn't make me happy ....
This morning ( -34C) and check engine light wasn't lit.
They claimed that there was nothing stored in the memory.
I know for fact that this is BS since just before I left the truck there
I checked again and the code was stored in memory (I did not remove it)
removed scangauge and handed over the key.


Should I be worried ?

The only thing I noticed that day when the light came on was
that the truck was slightly shaking when in was in drive and stopped with break applied.
I thought that the idle speed was touch high since it was fairly cold.


Life sucks today :disappoin
 
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