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#4358700 - 03/20/17 05:22 PM 2013 Equinox cam phaser
Dave Sherman Offline


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Fiancee's 2013 Equinox threw a P0011 code, which Google comes up as a possible clogged cam phaser solenoid. Only 44000 on it, uses no oil, and I've always changed it with Dexos oil. Is it driveable until I can get a look at it on the weekend?
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#4358713 - 03/20/17 05:39 PM Re: 2013 Equinox cam phaser [Re: Dave Sherman]
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Can the solenoid be cleaned with some Gumout until we can get a replacement at the dealer?
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#4358810 - 03/20/17 07:10 PM Re: 2013 Equinox cam phaser [Re: Dave Sherman]
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Registered: 05/18/15
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I've had this twice.

Once was a bad solenoid (G5 GT LE5) the other was a burnt exhaust valve (Malibu LE5 in sig).

The solenoid had taken on water under the connector causing it to fail. The other just seemed to be that good ol' GM engineering I keep buying for some reason.

Both times they drove 'okay' until something could be done. The burnt exhaust valve took a week or two to diagnose and it ran fine but was down on power.


Edited by PolarisX (03/20/17 07:11 PM)
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#4358852 - 03/20/17 07:59 PM Re: 2013 Equinox cam phaser [Re: Dave Sherman]
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Common in GM ecotec motors. Seen and done plenty of actuator solenoids in gm ecotec's.
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#4359314 - 03/21/17 11:16 AM Re: 2013 Equinox cam phaser [Re: Dave Sherman]
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Looks like the powertrain warranty should still be valid on it, so I'm having her take it to the dealer, despite the service rep's claim it may not be covered under the powertrain warranty. Huh, I guess I must be reading a different GM powertrain warranty that says engine sensors and actuators are included.
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#4359346 - 03/21/17 11:45 AM Re: 2013 Equinox cam phaser [Re: Dave Sherman]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Sherman
Looks like the powertrain warranty should still be valid on it, so I'm having her take it to the dealer, despite the service rep's claim it may not be covered under the powertrain warranty. Huh, I guess I must be reading a different GM powertrain warranty that says engine sensors and actuators are included.


The GM powertrain warranty is very comprehensive, it should be covered. Service writer was probably just warning if it isn't something covered there might be a charge.
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#4359769 - 03/21/17 07:42 PM Re: 2013 Equinox cam phaser [Re: Dave Sherman]
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It covered my replacement in my 2007 G5.
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