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2.4: equinox..p0016, 50,000 miles. Removed cam phasers, no debris

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2010 equinox,2.4, P0016, 50,000 miles. Removed cam phasers, no debris in scteens, both ohmed out the same. Removed cam sensors, both ohmed out the same, reinstalled them in the opposite sides. Still has active code.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  John replied 5 years ago.

Hello & Welcome to JA,


Sounds like you have done the pelimary testing. This could be the answer.


PIP3423F: DTC P0016 P0017 P0018 P0019 P0008 P0009 - (Feb 20, 2012)

Subject:DTC P0016 P0017 P0018 P0019 P0008 P0009


Models:2007 - 2012 Cadillac CTS SRX
2007 - 2011Cadillac STS
2007 - 2012 Buick Lacrosse
2008 - 2012 Buick Enclave
2007 - 2012 GMC Acadia
2010 - 2012 Chevrolet Camaro
2008 - 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2012 Chevrolet Impala
2008 - 2012 Chevrolet Malibu
2009 - 2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2007 - 2009 Pontiac G6
2008 - 2009 Pontiac G8, Torrent
2007 - 2010 Saturn Aura, Outlook
2008 - 2010 Saturn Vue
With 2.8L LP1, 3.6L LY7, 3.6L LLT LFX Engines

This PI was superseded to update model, model years and engine RPO codes. Please discard PIP3423E.


The following diagnosis might be helpful if the vehicle exhibits the symptom(s) described in this PI.


For 2007 model year vehicles with 3.6L LY7 or 2.8L LP1 engine, refer to bulletin 07-06-01-013B for Buick Lacrosse or Allure and Cadillac CTS, STS, SRX or bulletin 07-06-01-014 for GMC Acadia, Pontiac G6, or Saturn Outlook and Aura.

The reluctor for the crankshaft sensor pressed on the crankshaft may have moved.

Refer to attached photographs for exact location. If the reluctor has moved then replace crankshaft.


1= The actual measurement of a good Reluctor wheel.

25 to 26 mm this measurement is from the end of the machined flywheel to the edge of the tooth.


2 and 3= Show a good reluctor next to a bad reluctor


Crankshaft with bad reluctor wheel.

The distance can be offset either clockwise or counter clockwise. Both will result in these codes.





Vehicles with 3.6 LY7, 3.6 LLT or 2.8 LP1 may exhibit two or more of the following DTCs: P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019, P0008 or P0009.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I see 2008 to 2012 Equinox listed on this PI but it doesn't list the 2.4 ecotec engine.