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2012 Chevy malibu 2.4 vvt. Vehicle came to stop while

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2012 Chevy malibu 2.4 vvt. Vehicle came to stop while driving. Code came up as exhaust camshaft sensor issue. Component was fine. Upon further inspection I find a crack in the head where it bolts up to the camshaft caps right near where the sensor reads. On the intake side I find 2 valve rocker arm/cam followers broke in two stuck between the cam and and valve. All data has been my resource and I'm guessing itl need a new head. Should i buy replacement rocker arms and see if itll turn over? Also sediment in oil. Where do I go from here?
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Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago
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i would pull the head and inspect the pistons and manually turn the motor over to see if the rotating assembly is undamaged..

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Do I really need the camshaft actuator locking tool or a timing chain retention guide if so purchase alone kinda breaks budget? If the bottom half checks out okay do I just get it to Tdc on #1 and put a new head on it how does the install alignment process go?
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

have you priced a head and timing componets? likely cheaper and easier to go a used motor

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
You think it may be more cost effective to go with a motor swap?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Well I'll attempt to pull the head and see what's going on
Chevy Mechanic: JOHN aka Eauto, The Car Guy replied 2 years ago

let me know

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