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Have a 2009 HHR, 2.4 L engine. Check engine light came on,

had scanned at AutoZone. Code...
Have a 2009 HHR, 2.4 L engine. Check engine light came on, had scanned at AutoZone. Code P0010, with definition: intake camshaft position actuator solenoid, control circuit bank 1.
Explanation:ECM has detected a fault in the CMP
Probable cause: 1-open or short circuit condition bank 1 actuator solenoid circuit
2-failed actuator solenoid bank 1
3-ECM fault
I've not noticed any problems with performance but majority of driving is local, very limited highway. However this weekend need to take an approximate 4 hr trip from upstate NY to Newark, so all highway. Then car will sit for 4 days before the trip back.
Need to know if this might be a fairly simple fix for "home mechanic" or if it is a "commercial mechanic only" project. Hope I've given you enough info. Thank you
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This is safe to drive as it is, and this is likely a pretty easy "home mechanic" fix, as it typically points to the intake camshaft solenoid in the cylinder head. Easy to find and replace.

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