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2009 CHEVY COBALT SURGES AT STOP, CHANGED THE CAMSHAFT

2009 CHEVY COBALT SURGES...

2009 CHEVY COBALT SURGES AT STOP, CHANGED THE CAMSHAFT POSSION SENSOR BUT STILL SURGES

Mechanic's Assistant: Which particular sensor are you asking about? And have any trouble codes been triggered?

CODE 00011

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Cobalt yourself? What have you tried so far?

Changed the camshaft sensor on the upper front of the motor on driver side

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Its getting close to an oil change

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What size engine , is this the 2.2?

Is the code your getting a P0011?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
2.2 yes p0011

The most common cause for the code P0011 to set on the 2.2 is usually a failing Intake Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid. Is that what you replaced?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I replaced the sensor on the driver side on the head

The Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid is under the valve cover . It that the one you replaced?

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Okay look at the diagram in the link below and tell me was it #1 or #2

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Cam%20intake%20sensor%20Feb%2024.pdf

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Neither

Okay then you replaced the wrong part. The diagram is showing the Exhaust Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid (#1) and the Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid (# 2) and in most cases this code set due to the #2 solenoid failing. If that was not the one you replaced then that is the one to replace. See the steps to do this in the link below as well.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/SOlenoid%20Feb%2024.pdf

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK
Thanks
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Ok

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