Mazda CX-8 P0018: Crank/Cam Position Correlation – Bank 2 Sensor “A”

P0018 is a general OBD2 trouble code, which means that it has the same meaning and general symptoms for any vehicle (including the Mazda CX-8) it typically occurs when the Crankshaft Position Sensor and the Camshaft Position Sensor are out of alignment by a certain number of degrees, or if there is a sensor issue. … Read more Mazda CX-8 P0018: Crank/Cam Position Correlation – Bank 2 Sensor “A”

Mazda CX-8 P0019: Crank/Cam Position Correlation – Bank 2 Sensor “B”

  P0019 is a generic OBD II trouble code.  It is typically thrown when the Crankshaft Position Sensor and the Camshaft Position Sensor are out of alignment by a certain number of degrees,  if there is an issue with the wiring, or one of the sensors themselves may have gone bad. We’ll explore all the … Read more Mazda CX-8 P0019: Crank/Cam Position Correlation – Bank 2 Sensor “B”

Mazda CX-8 P0015: “B” Camshaft Timing  → Over Retarded

  P0015 is a generic OBD II trouble code. It affects vehicles with variable valve timing (VVT). The list of VVT vehicles is growing, and the Mazda CX-8 can have VVT, and is known to develop this code. VVT changes the frequency and distribution of gases entering and exiting the combustion chamber. It allows the … Read more Mazda CX-8 P0015: “B” Camshaft Timing  → Over Retarded

Mazda CX-8 P2096: Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System → Too Lean → Bank 1

  P2096 is a generic OBD II code, which means that it has the same meaning for the Mazda CX-8 as it would any other vehicle.  It specifically indicates that your CX-8 detected that it is running too lean (too much air for the amount of fuel present). Bank 1 is the side of the … Read more Mazda CX-8 P2096: Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System → Too Lean → Bank 1

Mazda CX-8: High Oil Pressure → Causes + Diagnosis

If your Mazda CX-8 is experiencing unusually high oil pressure, you need to find out what’s causing it right away. Unusually high oil pressure can indicate serious problems, such as a blocked oil passage, or a broken pressure relief valve.  It should be treated like you have no oil pressure until you verify what is … Read more Mazda CX-8: High Oil Pressure → Causes + Diagnosis

Mazda CX-8 P0336: Crankshaft Position Sensor “A” Circuit Range/Performance

The Mazda CX-8 utilizes a crankshaft position sensor (CKP) in order to regulate the engine timing. This sensor uses a reluctor to gauge the position of the crank. When the CX-8’s ECM determines that the signal coming from this sensor is out of range, it’ll throw the P0336 trouble code.  P0336 is most commonly caused … Read more Mazda CX-8 P0336: Crankshaft Position Sensor “A” Circuit Range/Performance