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2012 chevy sonic 116,000 miles. P0014 code. Timing belt

2012 chevy sonic 116,000...

2012 chevy sonic 116,000 miles. P0014 code

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

Timing belt changed at 92,000, new cam sensor, new actuator.

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

Both me a shop has taken turns lol

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

Runs fine, won't pass emissions is its only problem

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
also has fresh NGK spark plugs, premium gas with seafoam added
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Hi my name is ***** ***** i'm an A.S.E and Gm Certified Master Technician with 30+ yrs experience. I'm reviewing your question and will be with you soon.

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After reviewing your question there are a few possible causes based on what you have already done so i have a few preliminary questions for you. Are there any other codes set.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
p0014

Have you replaced the Exhaust camshaft actuator solenoid as well

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
around 70k miles the check engine lite would come on and go back off. I would misfire from time to time. At 92k I had the timing belt replace at my dealer. The cam position sensor was replaced at that time. 2k later its coming on and then resetting after a few miles. I called the dealer and they kept dragging me out until the warranty was up. Last month it failed emissions, check engine lite was on.
I replaced the cam position sensor again, same result. Lite back on. Had a shop replace the actuator, same result, lite back on. It has a fresh oil change of mobile 1, 5w-30, seafoam added in, fresh ngk spark plugs. Mostly serviced at the dealer. I have done some of my own oil changes. It hard to believe an engine with 116k won"t pass emission. Chevy will do nothing because its out of warranty. Right now I'm thinking about doing a low mileage engine swap.

Which cam actuator did you replace

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The shop replaced a "timing solenoid
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Exhaust side

I'd like you to take a look at this document as this could be the cause

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This is a technical service bulletin from GM

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What do you think would be the best option. Repair existing engine or swap to a low mileage one out of a junkyard?
Is there any difference in a engine for stick shift and automatic transmission?
Hope you had a nice thanksgiving!
I would think it would be less expensive to repair yours, but thats entirely up to you. As far as a difference between an automatic or standard trans im not sure. When you call the salvage yard just let them know what you have. I hope I've been able to assist you with your vehicle and are satisfied with my diagnosis. I would ask you to kindly give me a 5 star rating and if you need any assistance in the future please feel free to request me. Thank you
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