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08 Pontiac Cam sensor issues.

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Aug 29, 2019, 11:19 AM

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2008, Pontiac, G6, 2.4, 295k

Leading up: approx 5 miles from home engine started jerking, felt like it was faulty plugs, missing. opened her up. second cylinder plug was blown. worried that there was cylinder damage took head off. found oil in between plug and coil pack. All was good with cylinder. replaced head gasket, valve cover gasket, plugs and plug connectors to coil packs. reassembled started all seemed fine except rpms wouldn't go down after pressing gas. got 2 codes P0016 and P0017. after 5 mins running herd loud bang. inspected valves and chain found fixed timing chain guide bolt broke and guide with it. replaced both and timing chain gasket cause well shes old.... before assembly I checked the exhaust cam sensors ohms: Open Loop... Replaced, then reassembled. Started car sounded Beautiful... except RPMS didnt Lower again.. was like a " run-a-way". My dumb -ness put it in gear and car instantly died. new code popped up P0365 and P0366. tested same cam sensor again ohmed out good volts to sensor 4.99. car wont start. I know Im asking alot out of this car but its all original miles and I really need just a little more from her untill I can get a different car... please any help will be appreciated.
Edit: the first set of codes (P0016 & P0017) were fixed with replacing Faulty cam B sensor....

(This post was edited by eaj1569 on Aug 29, 2019, 12:20 PM)

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Aug 29, 2019, 1:44 PM

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Why are you even doing this? 300K on a 4 cylinder. It's used up and you are throwing good money after bad.

Check you work over again. The cam sensor is open circuit so it may not even be connected properly.


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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Aug 29, 2019, 1:46 PM)

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Aug 29, 2019, 1:58 PM

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I will go over it again and let you know what I find. in answer to your query. 1 is a challenge 2 she my baby and last but not least... I was hoping a couple hundred bucks could get me a couple month so I could afford a different car... I know shes old but all I got for time being. thanks be back with findings.

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