Do you tell the Blazer guys about us Thunderbird guys over here ???
There's several guys over there whose MUST RUN when needed vehicle is a 'bird.
Yeah.. I tell 'em we got REAL Fuel injection, working at realistic pressures, and if we got a distributor looking thingy, it's a distributor. Not a 'camshaft position sensor'. Which leads us to...
Hey I had a buddy stop by earliar this month with a 1999 GMC Jimmy, code P1345 - Camshaft / Crankshaft correlation. I think it has a stretched timing chain .. any thoughts ?
Usually it isnt the timing chain.
Did he recently change the distributor ..ooops..'camshaft position sensor' or the gear on it, or replace lower intake gaskets, or the CKP?
Anything that disturbs the timing relationships between crank and the distributor pickup might cause it. Usually if nothing had been changed, there will be P0300, random misfires first.
Best bet, if he knows the distributor is good, with no gear or shaft bearing slop, is to just take it to a dealer shop.
Takes at least a $500 scan tool -or a TechII- to do CASE relearn, which will fix it if there's no mechanical problems.
Back on original topic.. had to run to Columbus today.. and guess what I got.. a freaking CEL, and almost certainly an EGR code!!!!
I'll read it out tomorrow. What goes around comes around.
I learn more about cars every day!
I do it just because I still want to know HOW and WHY!!! Quit learning=die. Be informed as to WHAT, rather than learn,=brain-dead already.
1993 Silver LX 3.8L My Bravadiva's 'go store-fetch me parts' girl