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2000 chevy 3500 6.5 liter diesel, has an engine code P0216

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2000 chevy 3500 6.5 liter diesel, has an engine code P0216
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

hi

this means the injector is out of time...or you may need a injector pump

thanks

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
how do you set the timming on the injectors? or check the timming?
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 5 years ago.

hi

i will opt out and let one of our deseil guys handle this.....i was just giving the code meaning

thanks

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
do i need to go to diesel mech. and ask same question or will it automatically be fowarded to them?
Expert:  ironmike replied 5 years ago.
Greetings,
           There are several things that could cause this code. The injector timming stepper motor(times injectors) the pcm could need to be reprogrammed, bad connection at the pcm or the crank and or cam sensor could have failed or out of calibration. There is so many test procedure that without the tech2 scanner or something similar this info would not be useful.I would find a Chevrolet dealer, we have the stuff to diagnose this and not guess. I will continue to look to see if there is clear direction from any bulletins.
Mike
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Expert:  ironmike replied 5 years ago.

Greetings,

Found a bulletin by running the code p0216 and it gives the usual tests to perform but it starts with the injector pump.

#00064G: Special Coverage (Policy) Adjustment - Electronic Diesel-Fuel Injection Pump Failure-Repair/Replace - (Apr 18, 2007)

Subject:00064F -- Special Policy Adjustment -- Electronic Diesel-Fuel Injection Pump Failure -- Repair/Replace

Models:1994-2002 Chevrolet and GMC C/K, G and P Model Trucks; and 1997-1998 B7 School Bus Chassis
Equipped with 6.5L Diesel Engine (RPO L49 -- VIN Code P; RPO L56 -- VIN Code S; RPO L65 -- VIN Code F)

 


THIS BULLETIN IS BEING REVISED TO ADD INFORMATION TO THE DIESEL EFI DIAGNOSTIC WORKSHEET FOR THE FUEL TEMPERATURE SENSOR, AND ADD INFORMATION TO THE SERVICE PROCEDURE. PLEASE DISCARD SPECIAL POLICY BULLETIN NUMBER 00064F, DATED SEPTEMBER 2004.


Condition

Some customers of 1994-2002 Chevrolet and GMC C/K, G and P model trucks; and 1997-1998 B7 school bus chassis, equipped with a 6.5L diesel engine (RPO L49-VIN Code P; RPO L56-VIN Code S; or RPO L65-VIN Code F), may experience a failure of the electronic diesel fuel injection pump.

Special Policy Adjustment

This special policy covers the condition described above for a period of eleven (11) years or 120,000 miles (193,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. Damage from poor quality or incorrect grade diesel fuel, and gasoline or water contamination, is not covered under the terms of the 6.5L diesel warranty.

This special policy applies ONLY to electronic diesel-fuel injection pump repairs and/or replacement as a result of injection pump failure. The pump repair or replacement will be made at no charge to the owner. This Special Coverage does not cover: glow plugs, turbocharger wear, low compression engines or PCM/PCM wiring conditions.

Fuel quality may cause driveability problems such as hesitation, lack of power, stall, no start, etc. For best results, use Number 2-D diesel fuel year-round (above and below freezing conditions) as oil companies blend Number 2-D fuel to address climate differences. Number 1-D diesel fuel may be used in very cold temperatures (when it stays below -18°C (0°F); however, it will produce power and fuel economy loss. The use of Number 1-d fuel in warm or hot climates may result in stalling, poor starting when the engine is hot and may damage the fuel injection system. For further detail related to Fuel System Specifications, refer to SI.

Vehicles Involved

Involved are all 1994-2002 Chevrolet and GMC C/K, G and P model trucks, and 1997-1998 B7 school bus chassis, equipped with 6.5L diesel engine (RPO L49-VIN Code P; RPO L56-VIN Code S or RPO L65-VIN Code F) and built from Start of Production to End of Production, which begins and ends with the following VIN breakpoints:

Year

Division

Model

Plant

From

Through

1994

Chevrolet

C/K

Pontiac East

RE100001

RE314500

1994

Chevrolet

C/K

Janesville

RJ100001

RJ447579

1994

Chevrolet

C/K

Oshawa

R1100005

R1328172

1994

Chevrolet

G

Flint

RF100012

RF189802

1994

Chevrolet

P

Detroit

R3302491

R3329026

1994

GMC

C/K

Pontiac East

RE5000001

RE566607

1994

GMC

C/K

Janesville

RJ500608

RJ772059

1994

GMC

C/K

Oshawa

R1500001

R1593861

1994

GMC

G

Flint

RF500014

RF536298

1994

GMC

P

Detroit

R3502011

R3502248

1995

Chevrolet

C/K

Pontiac East

SE100004

SE284717

1995

Chevrolet

C/K

Flint

SF000001

SF253488

1995

Chevrolet

C/K

Silao

SG100468

SG120859

1995

Chevrolet

C/K

Janesville

SJ100014

SJ464646

1995

Chevrolet

C/K

Fort Wayne

SZ140203

SZ289914

1995

Chevrolet

C/K

Oshawa

S1100009

S1307916

1995

Chevrolet

G

Flint

SF100013

SF251904

1995

Chevrolet

P

Detroit

S3300002

S3332496

1995

GMC

C/K

Pontiac East

SE500003

SE550508

1995

GMC

C/K

Flint

SF000003

SF558851

1995

GMC

C/K

Silao

SG500007

SG507987

1995

GMC

C/K

Janesville

SJ500008

SJ757084

1995

GMC

C/K

Fort Wayne

SZ529887

SZ571159

1995

GMC

C/K

Oshawa

S1500004

S1592733

1995

GMC

G

Flint

SF500001

SF558919

1996

Chevrolet

C/K

Pontiac East

TE100004

TE269737

1996

Chevrolet

C/K

Flint

TF000002

TF021516

1996

Chevrolet

C/K

Silao

TG100001

TG170268

1996

Chevrolet

C/K

Janesville

TJ100002

TJ427468

1996

Chevrolet

C/K

Fort Wayne

TZ100005

TZ234225

1996

Chevrolet

C/K

Oshawa

T1100021

T1257012

1996

Chevrolet

G

Wentzville

T1000028

T1044573

1996

Chevrolet

P

Detroit

T3300001

T3316738

1996

GMC

C/K

Pontiac East

TE500001

TE555590

1996

GMC

C/K

Flint

TF000016

TF021520

1996

GMC

C/K

Silao

TG500002

TG522296

1996

GMC

C/K

Janesville

TJ501167

TJ756815

1996

GMC

C/K

Fort Wayne

TZ500003

TZ547753

1996

GMC

C/K

Oshawa

T1502467

T1563753

1996

GMC

G

Wentzville

T1000027

T1044602

1997

Chevrolet

C/K

Pontiac East

VE100017

VE275352

1997

Chevrolet

C/K

Flint

VF000001

VF057487

1997

Chevrolet

C/K

Silao

VG100003

VG191303

1997

Chevrolet

C/K

Janesville

VJ100013

VJ444674

1997

Chevrolet

C/K

Fort Wayne

VZ100013

VZ257139

1997

Chevrolet

C/K

Oshawa

V1100010

V1165397

1997

Chevrolet

G

Wentzville

V1000006

V1108654

1997

Chevrolet

P

Detroit

V3300003

V3317721

1997

Chevrolet

B7

Janesville

VJ108462

VJ108683

1997

GMC

C/K

Pontiac East

VE500009

VE563529

1997

GMC

C/K

Flint

VF000008

VF057473

1997

GMC

C/K

Silao

VG500003

VG528190

1997

GMC

C/K

Janesville

VJ500022

VJ764137

1997

GMC

C/K

Fort Wayne

VZ500309

VZ553960

1997

GMC

C/K

Oshawa

V1500517

V1523484

1997

GMC

G

Wentzville

V1000007

V1108854

1997

GMC

B7

Janesville

VJ500029

VJ517055

1998

Chevrolet

C/K

Pontiac East

WE100006

WE253899

1998

Chevrolet

C/K

Flint

WF000009

WF073334

1998

Chevrolet

C/K

Silao

WG100013

WG151225

1998

Chevrolet

C/K

Janesville

WJ100001

WJ379671

1998

Chevrolet

C/K

Fort Wayne

WZ100001

WZ270275

1998

Chevrolet

G

Wentzville

W1000013

W1110141

1998

Chevrolet

P

Detroit

W3300001

W3318796

1998

Chevrolet

B7

Janesville

WJ103250

WJ113383

1998

GMC

C/K

Pontiac East

WE500010

WE558352

1998

GMC

C/K

Flint

WF000064

WF073312

1998

GMC

C/K

Silao

WG500005

WG516012

1998

GMC

C/K

Janesville

WJ500025

WJ736241

1998

GMC

C/K

Fort Wayne

WZ500136

WZ549594

1998

GMC

G

Wentzville

W1000185

W1110237

1998

GMC

B7

Janesville

WJ503182

WJ521799

1999

Chevrolet

C/K

Flint

XF00001

XF100187

1999

Chevrolet

C/K

Silao

XG100182

XG268451

1999

Chevrolet

C/K RHD

Silao

XG950213

XG950601

1999

Chevrolet

G

Wentzville

X1000010

X1161897

1999

Chevrolet

P

Detroit

X3300005

X3308000

1999

GMC

C/K

Flint

XF000003

XF100195

1999

GMC

C/K

Silao

XG500002

XG552078

1999

GMC

G

Wentzville

X1000020

X1161979

2000

Chevrolet

C/K

Flint

YF400001

YF520997

2000

Chevrolet

G

Wentzville

Y1100001

Y1279981

2000

GMC

C/K

Flint

YF400004

YF521003

2000

GMC

G

Wentzville

Y1100033

Y1279956

2001

Chevrolet

C/K

Toluca

1M100001

1M118806

2001

Chevrolet

G

Wentzville

11100004

11246091

2001

GMC

C/K

Toluca

1M100010

1M118767

2001

GMC

G

Wentzville

11100033

11245992

2002

Chevrolet

C/K

Toluca

2M100002

2M116925

2002

Chevrolet

G

Wentzville

21100001

21247739

2002

GMC

C/K

Toluca

2M100004

2M116944

2002

GMC

G

Wentzville

21100117

21247317

Parts Information

Support parts required to complete this repair are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO).

Part Number

Description

Qty/ Vehicle

Exchange Program - U.S. & Canada Only

Pump, Diesel Injection

1

10137486

Gasket, Injection Pump (All)

1

10137537

Gasket, Upper Intake Manifold (94-00 C/K)

1

12531704

Kit, Intake Manifold Gasket (All; right & left sides)

1

10191427

Gasket, EGR Valve (94-98 C/K only w/L56)

1

10211661

Gasket, Upper Intake (96-00 G van w/L65)

2

12456133

Seal, O Ring (96-00 G van w/L65)

1

10191430

Gasket, Upper Air Cleaner (94-95 G van w/L49)

1

12561591

Valve, Fuel Shutoff Sol

1, if req'd

19207721

Driver Kit, F/Pmp Mdl

1, if req'd

Customer Notification

General Motors will notify customers of this special policy on their vehicles (see copy of typical customer letter included with this bulletin - actual divisionsl letter may vary slightly.)

Pump Replacement -- Israel Only

Follow current in-country procedure.

Pump Replacement/Repair -- International Countries (except Israel)

Follow current in-country procedure.

Pump Replacement/Exchange Program -- For U.S. and Canada Only

Important: Do NOT order the pump through GMSPO or a Stanadyne dealer.

Important: Replacement gaskets, the engine shut-off solenoid and the pump mounted driver are listed in the Parts Information table of this Special Policy Bulletin.

The following information describes the exchange procedure that should be followed if the electronic diesel fuel injection pump requires removal under this Special Policy. Replacement procedure differs between the electronic and mechanical pump models.

Important: DO NOT REMOVE THE INJECTION PUMP. PROPER DIAGNOSTICS MUST BE PERFORMED PRIOR TO CALLING 1-877-446-8227. THIS INCLUDES VERIFICATION OF THE CUSTOMER CONCERN, PERFORMING SERVICE MANUAL DIAGNOSTICS IN SI, RECORDING THE VALUES, EFI WORKSHEET AND CHECKING FOR FUEL QUALITY.

Electronic Pump (DS Model) Engine VIN Code F, P, S

If diagnostics indicate that the electronic fuel injection pump cannot be repaired by the dealership, call 1-877-446-8227 to request an electronic fuel injection pump. THE INJECTION PUMP IS NOT TO BE OBTAINED FROM A STANADYNE DEALER OR GMSPO, OR ANY OTHER ENTITY. For 1994 L65 vehicles built between SOP (Start of Production) and approximately January 15, 1994, make sure to identify the vehicle's pump model.

Service Procedure -- Israel Only

Follow current in-country procedure.

Service Procedure -- International Countries (Except Israel)

Follow current in-country procedure.

Service Procedure -- U.S. and Canada Only

 

  1. Check the Vehicle Inquiry System (GMVIS) for in-service date and warranty blocks.
  2. Prior to removal and request of an injection pump, perform diagnostics based on symptom or Diagnostic Trouble codes (DTCs). For 1998 or older vehicles, use the 1998 Service Information. For 1999 and newer vehicles, use the applicable service information for that year. Always utilize the Diesel EFI Diagnostic Worksheet for all involved model years.
  3. Complete the entire Diesel EFI Diagnostic Worksheet by recording the values of the diagnostics performed. Photocopy the Diesel EFI Diagnostic Worksheet form and attach the form to the repair order hard copy. When a defective injection pump return is requested, the repair order and Diagnostic Worksheet must be returned with the defective injection pump.
  4. Call 1-877-446-8227 to request an exchange pump. Dealer code, parts dealer code, vehicle information and results of the diagnostics will be required. On 1994 vehicles, the model number of the injection pump and PROM identification currently installed on the truck will be required. The model number is XXXXX on a tag which is attached to the rear of the pump. If model number 5068 is not available, another pump model will be assigned with a PROM update. On 1995-02 vehicles, the serial number andm odel number of the injection pump currently on the truck will be required.
  5. Record the serial number of the removed defective injection pump on the warranty repair order.
  6. Once a request is approved, the injection pump will be shipped to the dealership within 24 hours (the next business day). These pumps will be shipped at NO CHARGE to GM dealers and are to be used on vehicles within the 11 years/120,000 miles (193,000 km) Special Policy and diesel warranty.

    Important: Injection pumps received under this Special Policy have a serial number assigned and tracked to a specific VIN and TAC case. These numbers are printed on the package label or packing slip. Parts numbers for Special Policy pumps are also different than injection pumps purchased from GMSPO. It is imperative that technicians only install Special Policy Injection pumps on the assigned vehicle (registered TAC case). If a Special Policy pump will not be installed in the assigned vehicle, call 1-877-446-8227 for disposition of the injection pump.

  7. Record the serial number of the new injection pump on the warranty repair order.
  8. Hold all defective injection pumps with a copy of the repair order and a copy of the Diagnostic Worksheet form until the Special Policy warrany claim has been paid. A Corporate Parts Return Request will be generated. (Refer to Corporate Parts Return SI Bulletin 99-00-89-019B. All associated failed parts for claims paid under this Special Coverage, including the defective diesel injection pump, will be returned to the Warranty Parts Center (WPC).

    Important: Failure to retain the defective pumps as required above violates the General Motors Service Policies and Procedures, Article 1.7, with a minimum of $800 (US) debit. Removed defective injection pumps ARE NOT to be sold by the dealer for remanufacturing, rebuilding or scrap. Under no circumstances are the injection pumps to be installed on any vehicle, sold at retail, or used in any other application.

    The defective diesel injection pump metal identification tag must remain attached to the injection pump to avoid a claim debit.
    All components must remain on the defective diesel injection pump, including: pump-mounted driver, electric fuel shut-off solenoid, stepper motor, etc. in order to avoid a claim debit.

     

  9. The servicing dealer is authorized to submit a Special Policy warranty claim for pump replacement labor time, plus 0.2 hour administration, and a $45 handling charge in the net amount column of the warranty claim. (See Claim Table ***)

Important: Damage from poor quality or incorrect diesel fuel, or gasoline or water contamination is not covered under the terms of the 6.5L diesel warranty. For proper diagnostics, refer to SI Bulletin 99-06-04-047A in order to determine if the vehicle fuel system contains metal contamination. Be sure to complete the correction for vehicle fuel system metal contamination before installing the new electronic diesel fuel injection pump.

DIESEL EFI DIAGNOSTIC WORKSHEET

VIN#:

 

Technical Assistance Case No:

 

Parts Dealer Code:

 

Customer Complaint and/or DTCs:

 

 

Pump Serial Number from Tag on Pump:

 

Pump Part Number from Tag on Pump:

 

Number of Tkimes in for the same condition:

 

Number of days vehicle has been in dealership:

 

Does the vehicle have any aftermarket accessories?

 

Can the complaint be duplicated?

 

Have any parts been replaced?

 

Have bulletins been checked?

 

Injr Pulse Width (for 1994-95):

 

Injr Close Time (for 1996-02):

 

TDC Offset:

 

Fuel Quality from fuel filter:

API =

 

Is fuel contaminated? Yes No

 

Fuel level 1/4 1/2 3/4 full single or dual tanks:

 

Fuel pressure:

 

Fuel rate @ idle: mm

 

Timing (actual vs desired):

 

Fuel temperature sensor voltage/temperature: Normal voltage is 1.58 volts at 35°C (95°F). As the engine warms up, the voltage should lower (varies with temperature - high temperature equals low voltage and low temperature equals high voltage). Use a digital multimeter (1994-1996) or a scan tool (1997-2002) and measure the voltage across the fuel temperature signal (CKT 1578) and the sensor ground circuit at the sensor harness connector. What is the voltage and temperature?

Voltage:

 

Temperature:

 

1994 PROM I/D:

 

IF A DTC IS SET, PERFORM THE DIAGNOSTIC STEPS FROM SI AND RECORD THE VALUES HERE:

 

 

 

DTC cross-reference for 1994-95 = 1996-02

Values

 

17 = P0370 Timing Reference High Resolution

18 = P0251 Injection Pump Cam Sensor Circuit

19 = P0335 Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor Circuit

34 = P0216 Injection Timing Control Circuit

35 = P1216 Fuel Solenoid Response Time Too Short

36 = P1217 Fuel Solenoid Response Time Too Long

56 = P1218 Injection Pump Calibration Circuit

78 = P0236 Turbocharger Boost System Performance

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