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Got a diagnostic and results said camshaft position actuator

Customer Question

Got a diagnostic and results said camshaft position actuator solenoid leaking oil
What parts do I need to fix this? Have an 06 Impala LT 3.5L K VIN Code
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

Greetings and Welcome to Just answer.

This is not a difficult repair. Below are instructions.

Camshaft Position Actuator Magnet Replacement

Removal.
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  1. Remove the intake manifold cover.
  2. Disconnect the camshaft position actuator magnet electrical connector (2).
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  3. Remove the camshaft position actuator magnet bolts.
  4. Remove the camshaft position actuator magnet and O-ring seal.

Installation


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  1. Install the camshaft position actuator magnet O-ring seal and magnet.
  2. Install the camshaft position actuator magnet bolts.


    Tighten the bolts to 10 N·m (89 lb in).


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  3. Connect the camshaft position actuator magnet electrical connector (2).
  4. Install the intake manifold cover.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
This did not answer my question. I need to know what parts need to be ordered.. I have not seen anything that you listed during my search. I have only found the camshaft position sensor, and the camshaft actuator. I have not seen any magnets, or connectors, or anything
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

The part is called the Camshaft actuator magnet. The magnet is the decive that controls the actuator on the end of the camshaft.

If the issue inside the camshaft actuator, then you need the camshaft sprocket and that is a hard job.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
The tech is trying to answer my question, but he is giving me too much technical information that I do not understand, and it is not matching the information I have already received.
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 6 years ago.

There is the magnet controller that bolts on the outside, and the actuator on the inside. THe outside magnet is the camshaft actuator magnet and the inside part, the device that actually moves the timing is the camshaft actuator.

 

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