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Old 07-22-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Question camshaft position sensor

2009 Malibu, 4 cyc. Check light reported P0010 malf. Replaced sensor still have problem. Is there 2 cam shaft senors on this engine, and if so where might it be located on engine. Thanks
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #2
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You replaced the wrong part as have many others before you. I assume it's Autozone that is giving out that bad/confusing information.

There are two long threads on the p0010 code on a 2.4l already:


http://www.chevymalibuforum.com/foru...ighlight=p0010

http://www.chevymalibuforum.com/foru...ighlight=p0010

If you have questions after reading those feel free to ask here.

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Old 07-22-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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Is there 2 cam shaft senors on this engine,
Unless you have more than 100,000 miles on this car, it should still be covered by the 5/100 powertrain warranty.

Why are you messing with it yourself if a dealer will fix it at no cost to you ???
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Good point. Covered under the powertrain.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:38 PM   #5
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Unless you have more than 100,000 miles on this car, it should still be covered by the 5/100 powertrain warranty.

Why are you messing with it yourself if a dealer will fix it at no cost to you ???
You will be ok if you still under the bumper to bumper warranty. But it isn't covered under the powertrain warranty. I had the same code, it is the sensor that controls the VVT function of the camshafts. There are two, one for the intake cam, and one for the exhaust cam. They are located under the engine cover on top of the camshaft cover on the left side of the engine. There are 2 right next to each other.

Anyways when I had my code I took it to a dealer expecting it to be covered under the powertrain warranty (I was well over 36,000 at the time) and it wasn't. They wanted to charge me something like $260 to install it. The sensor was only $55, so I bought it and installed it my self. It was very simple, and took me like 15 minutes to install it.

From what I gathered from the dealership, the powertrain warranty only covers the mechanical aspects of the engine and transmissions, electrical sensors are not covered.
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You will be ok if you still under the bumper to bumper warranty. But it isn't covered under the powertrain warranty. I had the same code, it is the sensor that controls the VVT function of the camshafts. There are two, one for the intake cam, and one for the exhaust cam. They are located under the engine cover on top of the camshaft cover on the left side of the engine. There are 2 right next to each other.

Anyways when I had my code I took it to a dealer expecting it to be covered under the powertrain warranty (I was well over 36,000 at the time) and it wasn't. They wanted to charge me something like $260 to install it. The sensor was only $55, so I bought it and installed it my self. It was very simple, and took me like 15 minutes to install it.

From what I gathered from the dealership, the powertrain warranty only covers the mechanical aspects of the engine and transmissions, electrical sensors are not covered.
I believe you are confusing the CMP sensors with the CMP actuators. That confusion leads to replacing the wrong part as was the OP's case. Several people in this forum have reported that they have had the actuators covered under the powertrain warranty. It is the actuators (sometimes the circuit) that commonly fail. The 10 code is for the intake actuator (or the actuator circuit).
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From what I gathered from the dealership, the powertrain warranty only covers the mechanical aspects of the engine and transmissions, electrical sensors are not covered.
There are all kinds of "gotcha"s in car warrantys but if a part is required for the engine to run......or for the transmission to make it move.....that IS the powertrain and it should be covered. I don't think I would have accepted that story without some further checking and/or complaining.

My dealer provided a "gap" powertrain warranty, that takes it to 8 years/100K miles. There is one glaring exclusion: it doesn't cover gaskets or seals......or damage resulting from that failure. What a crock.
Also it says several places that a covered part must "break".
I'm suspecting that this "warranty" might not even be worth what I paid for it.......which is nothing.
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I believe you are confusing the CMP sensors with the CMP actuators. That confusion leads to replacing the wrong part as was the OP's case. Several people in this forum have reported that they have had the actuators covered under the powertrain warranty. It is the actuators (sometimes the circuit) that commonly fail. The 10 code is for the intake actuator (or the actuator circuit).
Yeah, I meant the actuator. My dealership and I may not have been on the same page when I asked him about it. I should see if I still I have the reciept for the part and see if they will cover it. Probably not since I installed it, but it might be worth a check.
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