Saturn Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
1. Test the resistance of the intake Cam Position (CMP) actuator solenoid. It should be 8-12 ohms. Compare to the exhaust solenoid--should be the same.2. Check the harness for opens, grounds, and shorts to voltage.3. Check for loose terminals at the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) and solenoid.
CAMSHAFT POSITION ACTUATOR SOLENOID VALVE REPLACEMENT (ENGINE CONTROLS AND FUEL - 2.4L)Document ID#(###) ###-####/p>
Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve Replacement
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Both of those solenoids are right there on top of your valve cover, there not real expensive if you just want to replace them honestly 9 out of 10 times that is what is wrong. It is important to remember that for this system to work you have to have full clean oil if your low on oil or dirty fix that first. And as for the running your right it is hard to notice at an idle you could have rough idle, yes you can fix this and yes you need to.
Pull both solenoids, check the resistance with a voltmeter, if that checks take a couple of jumper wires and operate the solenoid with 12 volts you should feel it click and you should see the valve move if not replace that sucker clear your code and beat your chest. I will wait to hear back from you look forward to helping you
That is a good question, your local parts stores have haynes manuals which are usually pretty good. I can provide you alot of information as needed. And as far as driving it honestly you can drive it for a little but it is something you need to fix. If you get to bogged down in the diagnostic just get the solenoids and replace them, they are 9 times out of 10 the problem. So it will be next weekend before you check it?
Its okay i understand, i will be hear when your ready