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Old 09-25-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default 2009 Mailibu - 2.4L - Check Engine - Intake Camshaft Position Sensor

I have a check engine light, which has been coming and going for 2 months. I took my car to Pep Boys and they plugged in the code reader and told me it is the intake camshaft position sensor. They said they wanted to charge me $89 to run a diagnostic (which would not count toward the repair).

Should I just replace the sensor myself?? I can probably figure out how to pull off the plastic engine cover (although I have never had it off before). Then, if I have a new camshaft position sensor, I can probably find the part on the engine that looks like it and then swap it out. Is this something I should try myself???

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Old 09-25-2011, 01:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: 2009 Mailibu - 2.4L - Check Engine - Intake Camshaft Position Sensor

Have you checked to see if it is covered under warranty yet? It is easy to replace if the sensor is the problem. The only one I encountered with this code was a wiring problem at the PCM, but that was because the car was in an accident. So, if it isn't under warranty and you want to just try the sensor it is located below the oil fill hole in the cylinder head.

I would check to make sure the connector is fully seated before doing anything. If you change the sensor the bolt torque spec is 89 in lbs. Also, before putting in the new sensor lubricate the o-ring on the sensor with clean engine oil and be sure everything is clean.
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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I have a check engine light, which has been coming and going for 2 months. I took my car to Pep Boys and they plugged in the code reader and told me it is the intake camshaft position sensor. They said they wanted to charge me $89 to run a diagnostic (which would not count toward the repair).

Should I just replace the sensor myself?? I can probably figure out how to pull off the plastic engine cover (although I have never had it off before). Then, if I have a new camshaft position sensor, I can probably find the part on the engine that looks like it and then swap it out. Is this something I should try myself???

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What was the exact code? This may turn out to be a very simple repair, but we really need the code to help. It may well be something other than the cmp sensor.

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Old 10-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #4
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@ chev yguy 8893- I have the same problem to my car. There are two sensors, one of the front and the back of the cylinder. Are you trying to say that one of those sensors is the INTAKE camshaft sensor?
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:53 PM   #5
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@ chev yguy 8893- I have the same problem to my car. There are two sensors, one of the front and the back of the cylinder. Are you trying to say that one of those sensors is the INTAKE camshaft sensor?
What code/s are you getting?
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I'm getting P0010
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Default Re: 2009 Mailibu - 2.4L - Check Engine - Intake Camshaft Position Sensor

spreading the word. P0010 fault will probably be covered under the 5yr, 100k warranty
http://www.chevymalibuforum.com/foru...?t=8987&page=2
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I'm getting P0010
i have the same exact code and i have 2009 chevy malibu hybrid one of the sensors is in front top of the engine kind of, above the oil filter housing i replaced it but the check engine light still sometimes comes on, im guessing it has to do with the recall that they are working on getting parts for that has to do with the traction control/ service ECS and power steering???? that pops up at random and my car starts acting little weird when it swithches gears idk why if anyone knows how to turn it off before the recall becomes active please let me know because its really annoying. the traction control turn off button doesnt work anymore!!!!! And it says code p0010 and says its the camshaft sensor in bank 1???? where is the bank 1 sensor? maybe i replaced the wrong one?

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Old 08-12-2014, 04:43 PM   #9
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Default Re: 2009 Mailibu - 2.4L - Check Engine - Intake Camshaft Position Sensor

My CEL came on Wednesday on my way home from work, and mine is still under bumper to bumper, so I dropped it off Saturday morning at the dealer. They fixed it in an hour. all good now
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