A P0014 Code means the onboard computer is seeing low oil pressure.
Below are the most common symptoms, along with causes and fixes.
What is a Chevy Trailblazer P0014 Code?
A P0014 error code is an “Exhaust (B) Camshaft Position System Performance.”
Some scan tools will give an Exhaust (B) Camshaft Position Timing – Over Advanced Bank 1.
Chevy Trailblazer Code P0014 Symptoms
- Idles Rough
- Check Engine Light On
- Oil Maintenance Light On
A P0014 can give varying symptoms but usually will run rough or stall when cold.
Also, the engine light and oil maintenance light will usually come on.
Causes and Fixes P0014 Chevy Trailblazer
- Low Oil
- Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid
Often the dipstick will show no oil or very little, but it may be at a good level, so be sure to check it twice.
If the engine oil is low and adding oil solves the problem, it would be a good idea to have the oil changed.
Keep in mind when the engine is low on oil, damage may have been caused depending on how low it was.
A P0014 OBDII trouble code given by an OBDII code reader on a Chevy Trailblazer is usually caused by low oil or VVT solenoid.
This is often an easy fix, as long as other damage has not been caused, and the fix is usually to replace the solenoid.
If the oil level has dropped too low, the engine can become damaged and cause many issues.
If the oil level is good, the solenoid should be checked next and is a common failure.
The solenoid has small filter screens that can become clogged up, stopping the flow of oil.
Changing the oil is also usually a good idea as old oil can cause issues.
Some mechanics clean the solenoid and insert it back in, which I would not recommend since they are low-cost, and another component on the solenoid may have failed.
Have you had a Chevy Trailblazer with a P0014 OBDII error code? Let us know your thoughts below.
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