My truck through a P0016 code and lit up the dash Xmas tree. The truck still runs smooth so I figured maybe its the crank sensor. I can't do that in my driveway because of the AC so I took it to the dealer today. They called and said that the timing is out and they are charging me $300 to reset the timing back to top dead center. They also said that if the chain is stretched they want 21hrs to replace it.
I have a couple questions. First, how do they adjust the timing on this motor? I know how with a distributor but this is my first motor without one. My other question is what's involved with changing the timing chain. I've done a mustang, a Honda, and a couple chevy's. I did them in driveways, with hand tools, and it never took 21 hrs.
p0016 is cam/crank correlation. i am not sure there is a procedure to reset timing on these engines. and most engines today there is not a way. hopefully it is a sensor giving a false reading and that will probably be the $300 educated guess they are throwing at you. find another quality independent shop for a second opinion.
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