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My Nissan titan just threw up a P0081 code. It's a solenoid

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Hi. My Nissan titan just...
Hi. My Nissan titan just threw up a P0081 code. It's a solenoid of some sort. How difficult is it to replace if it is faulty? What is the cost of the solenoid?
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Customer: Ok. I can do that.
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: It just threw that code all of a sudden. Don't know where to begin looking. How bad is this code to live with for 200 miles? I'll be doing an oil change then.
JA: Let's get those codes to the mechanic so you two can figure this issue out ASAP. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing. Just got the code p0081
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Customer: Nope. It's at 95k miles.
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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question. What year Titan is this?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
2008. Pro 4x. IF with 95k miles
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I was due for an oil change. Probably 5k since the oil change
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
That code P0081 is for intake timing solenoid for Bank 2. How is your oil level?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I'll have to go hone and check. If the level is ok, what else can I look for?
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
Lets take one thing at time. I just want to see if the oil level is good first. Then I will tell you the next steps.
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Cool. I'll let you know in one hour.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
ok
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Just checked oil. Level is fine, both on the dipstick and in the dash
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
Then the solenoid would need to be changed. Let me see if I can find a image of it's location for you. Hang on.
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Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/105565483/1.pdf That is actually the complete diagnostic chapter to help you with this code. Figured it would be easier to share that with you. Do you have any more questions this?
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Thanks for the prompt reply. Looked through the PDF. Looks like a job for the shop. Can you tell me:
1) How much does the part cost? Part number? Where can i buy this if not from a dealer (trying to save $)
2) What is the labor time/cost involved at a dealer in the SanFrancisco area?
3) If this is a remove and replace job that i may attempt with a friend? How can i locate the part (under the engine shroud?)
4) What happens if i operate the vehicle for 200-300 miles without changing the solenoid? I have a couple of short trips coming up.
Nissan Mechanic: Jay, Nissan Technician replied 1 year ago
I will start by telling you this. These cars are very sensitive to after market electrical parts. So most cases I have seen when people try to save money by getting after market electrical parts, it costs them more cause they don't work right or can cause false codes. So I would stick with the dealer for the parts. As far as labor, if it's the solenoid, 1 hour labor is what I would expect it to be around.
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