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Old 08-12-2018, 04:52 PM
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Ok guys and gals, I recently bought a 2007 HHR LT with all the bells and whistles. The car is in great, almost perfect, condition or so I thought. After owning it a week or so I started on a 700 mile trip and 200 miles in I got a traction control light and a check engine light. I wheeled into my nearest auto parts store and the codes came up as a camshaft position issue. I drove the car to my destination, thinking if my camshaft was out of position it probably wouldn't be running near as smooth, and back home with it that way. I did notice the shifting isn't smooth and also, the traction control seems to reset itself sometimes when I turn the key off and restart the engine as in sitting at a redlight, etc. Can anybody give me some insight as to which sensors may need to be changed or any remedies available for these issues?
Same stuff. Changed both camshaft sensors, (one proved to be bad), changed the crankshaft sensor, (who knows). Re: Traction light, no fix. If anything made it worse. Now grabs when shifting and occasionally stumbles. Was a great car up to about 90K then every sensor and it's brother began to be unhappy about something. Now it sits in my drive. I wouldn't feel comfortable driving it down to the mailbox.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Nowwise53 View Post
Same stuff. Changed both camshaft sensors, (one proved to be bad), changed the crankshaft sensor, (who knows). Re: Traction light, no fix. If anything made it worse. Now grabs when shifting and occasionally stumbles. Was a great car up to about 90K then every sensor and it's brother began to be unhappy about something. Now it sits in my drive. I wouldn't feel comfortable driving it down to the mailbox.
Hi Nowwise, to the forums!!

This thread is not about sensors, the problem here was the VVT solenoid valves. Please post up the OBD2 codes, starting a new thread, and we can go from there.
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It really would have been helpful if he had read the whole thread, as it most likely would have pointed him in the right direction.

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Gee, passive coils of wire did all that!

How did the camshaft sensor prove to be bad?
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:51 PM
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Did you plug the connector for the MAF sensor back in?
Will a bad/not connected MAF sensor mess with the Traction Control?
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:55 PM
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Yes, Please start a new thread stating your exact problem.
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