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I have three codes, what should i do as far as fixing/checking? p0013, p0016, & p0017
2011 Buick Regal

I HAVE THREE CODES, WHAT SHOULD I DO AS FAR AS FIXING/CHECKING? P0013, P0016, & P0017

(2011 Buick Regal)
I HAVE A 2011 BUICK REGAL. IT DOESN'T WANT TO STAY RUNNING AS OF RIGHT NOW.
I KNOW I NEED AN OIL CHANGE. OIL IS DIRTY AS WELL.
WHAT SHOULD MY FIRST STEP BE?
What seems to make the problem better or worse? CAR DOESNT WANT TO RUN. ROUGH ON ENGINE.
How long have you had this problem? A WEEK
Tags: p0013, p0016, p0017, dirty oil, buick, buick, regal
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on July 19, 2019
The codes relate to camshaft and crankshaft position. Has this vehicle had work with the timing chain done recently?

If not, then it is possible that there could be a concern with the mechanical cam actuator, or the timing chain could have jumped or stretched. Since the mileage of the vehicle and maintenance history is unknown, it's just a guess. If there has been extended oil change intervals and a lack of engine maintenance, things like this can occur, and timing chains can stretch or jump. Testing with a diagnostic tool that can monitor component operation is needed.
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on July 19, 2019
The codes relate to camshaft and crankshaft position. Has this vehicle had work with the timing chain done recently?

If not, then it is possible that there could be a concern with the mechanical cam actuator, or the timing chain could have jumped or stretched. Since the mileage of the vehicle and maintenance history is unknown, it's just a guess. If there has been extended oil change intervals and a lack of engine maintenance, things like this can occur, and timing chains can stretch or jump. Testing with a diagnostic tool that can monitor component operation is needed.
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