P0017 scary thought and questions
Howdy everyohe. So, I was driving to work on Friday morning, and the truck started fine. Left my house, and the truck sounded a little funny. Got half way to work (3 miles), and go to a stop sign, and the truck went BLAH!!! Rough idle (300 rpms). Made it to work and the truck stalled, without a check engine light. Restarted the truck at work, got the check engine light, and made it stall again. With my friends code reader, i got a P0017 code. I already knew what that was, so I called the dealer. Under warranty, so I had it flatbedded to the dealer. At the end of the day, I was told what the problem was, and the part was not in stock. So, Monday is here, and my truck is fixed. They replaced the Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve, and changed the oil, since one of my 3 screens was missing. The screen was found, in tact, according to the service manager, and I was told I was lucky they found the screen. He then gave me a 3 page printout of the "preliminary inspection document" # PIP3694C (document 2235070). This can be a very bad situation. If the crankshaft end play is out of spec, they recommend a engine replacement!! OUCH!!!!
SO, HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS:
1- my truck is a 2006 colorado crew cab, 3.5l with 19,000 miles on it. Since 1500 miles, it has used Mobil 1 Synthetic, and changed at least 2 times a year. I also use a oil filter magnet on my truck, and all vehicles since i have started driving since 1989. Is there any cause for concern with either of my choices here?
2- should i be concerned since the truck is so young in miles, that this could happen again?
3- dealer did a regular oil change, and i came home and re-did the oil change with mobil 1 again.
4- how many others have had this problem ( i know there are topics on this already), but has anyone had to have the motor replaced?
All help is greatly appreciated ! thanks.