C20C8 Saab 900 Diagnostic Trouble Code

C20C8 Saab 900 code definition:
C20C8 is a kind of OBD-II Diagnostic C-Chassis Diagnostic Trouble Code for Saab 900.

C20C8 Saab 900 is triggered when the bank 1 camshaft position sensor doesn't match the signal from the crankshaft position sensor. So if the problem persists despite of your diagnosis, then you should never hesitate to take your vehicle to your dealer or to a qualified mechanic.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a C20C8 Saab 900 diagnostic trouble code may include:
Place of C20C8 in engine

Possible Causes :

  • A faulty oxygen sensor. This will set a code in itself, however, a faulty oxygen sensor does not automatically condemn the sensor. The code just means that the sensor signal was not within specifications. An air leak or any of the above will cause an erroneous signal. There is a multitude of O2 codes relating to O2 performance which gives a clue to the problematic area.
  • Some aftermarket accessories and performance modifications
  • Fuel with a large percentage of sulfur will clog the DPF quickly

Common Misdiagnoses

  1. TP Sensor Learn Not Complete Problem
  2. Low Coolant Circuit Problem
  3. Cruise Control System - Vehicle Accel Too High Problem
  4. TFP Valve Position Switch-Drive Without Drive Ratio Problem
  5. Problem

Repair Processes :

With the valve disconnected, the red voltmeter lead should be attached to the IMRC valve power wire and the black voltmeter lead connected to ground. If you find a related TSB, the information will often help in diagnosing the code in question as TSBs are crested from many thousands of repairs. Look at the plug wires to make sure they are not burnt or laying on the exhaust.

Process Tips

Diagnostic trouble code C20C8 Saab 900 is not difficult to diagnose and repair. Thus, it always pays to have a qualified technician to look after your vehicle should this error code arise.

Diagnosing this code requires the engine to be in good running shape, without unmetered air entering the engine. If other codes that relates to misfiring condition, lean running or air entering the engine is present, then you must first fix those error codes before C20C8 Saab 900.

Fortunately, C20C8 Saab 900 is a fairly common OBD code, meaning that it applies to all makes and models of vehicles made after 1996.

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