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Got a p0010 code on a used car we just bought and reading up…

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Got a p0010 code...

Got a p0010 code on a used car we just bought and reading up on it

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?

I just have it written down so my apologies. P0010 - cam position actuator A Bank Ckt malfunction - hard to read the writing.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

Hhr 2011 139,000 mi

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

We have done nothing yet other than have a friend hook up the computer to see the messages

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

Think that is it at this point.

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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 11 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 11 months ago

how does it drive ?

is there any abnormal engine noise heard at idle or when driving ?

is this a 2.2 or a 2.4 engine ?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Hi Gary. it is a 2.2. There is a small bit of rumbling/shake at idle but the rpms hold steady. Not coughing from the exhaust. It seems to drive ok. Acceleration was fine.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
My question is - what does it cost to have the soleniod replaced - parts and labor? Am I thinking about it correctly?
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 11 months ago

usually that is the issue setting that code if the engine oil is clean and full

the average cost parts and labor for that solenoid is 250 to 350 depending on the shops labor rate and parts mark up

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
What would you recommend to diagnosis the issue fully before any replacement? Do you have specific instructions I can take to my local mechanic? We replaced the oil already.
Chevy Mechanic: Gary, Chevy Technician replied 11 months ago

the shop can change this out easy

really isnt much they can do with fresh oil in the engine

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Chevy Mechanic: GM Bob, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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To diagnosis this code you need a ohm meter.

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