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It’s a piece of shit. 2012 Chevy Malibu LT. Well I checked…

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It’s a piece of...

It’s a piece of shit

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

2012 Chevy Malibu LT

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

Well I checked the codes and it hit for bothering crankshaft sensors so I replaced them then I cleared the code and the check engine light came back on with same crankshaft codes

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Stays on

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

It won’t pass Omissions test

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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago
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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

What are the codes you are getting and what size engine? Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
P0016 and P0017its the 4Cylinder
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
R u there?
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

Y​es, thanks for the info. GIve me a couple minutes to look into it.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank u
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

This usually means timing chain has jumped and needs to be replaced or reluctor on intake camshaft has stripe out and camshaft needs to be replaced. Are these jobs you would do yourself or would you like to know how much a shop would charge?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Somebody told me that and then the asked how the car was running and it runs great actually and then they say well idk then if I can fix at hime that would b great but would also like to kno how much a shop charges for that
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r1t02ait6gnx085/malibu2.pdf?dl=0The timing chain is about 5 hour job to replace so you are looking at around $1000 to have this done at a shop. I've done a few of these and in my opinion it is pretty easy and something you could do within a day. The timing chain kit on ebay would cost you around $150. Here are replacement instructions and TSB related to camshaft reluctor. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help, thanks. https://www.dropbox.com/s/r5lf5ztgmlpc12u/malibu1.pdf?dl=0​

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
the chain needs to b replaced or the crankshaft?
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

Not the crankshaft, the intake camshaft but yes either the timing chain or the intake camshaft has failed, the timing chain is a lot more common. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Even tho the car runs fine? And if I fix this will my check engine light come on?
Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

The timing chain can jump a tooth and still run fine and this will turn your check engine light off after repair is done. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 8 months ago

The timing chain can jump a tooth and still run fine and this will turn your check engine light off after repair is done. Please do not forget to rate answer. Let me know if you have questions, thanks.

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Chevy Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 7 months ago

Ever get problem figured out? Please do not forget to rate answer. Thanks.

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