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Old 08-22-2016, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default 2009 Aura timing issue

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Don't wanna bore with a long tale. Had it in to 3 mechanics so far who cannot find any issue. Was getting CIL. Codes for cam accuators and cam sensor. Changed sensors out. Issues continued, car would quit randomly. No codes, no lights just quit. Took it in to shop they found nothing wrong. Car quit 3 times on the way home from shop. Wouldn't restart, only thing that "fixed" it to limp home was pull neg terminal, Power key on, restored neg terminal and car would work. Rinse and repeat when this happened. Spoke with a guy who suggested the crank sensor would be a cause of my issue. Replaced it. The car doesn't quit but if I drive it until the engine gets warm (45 to and hour) I get codes for all sensors I have already changed. P0011, P0016, P0106. To be clear I've replaced-both camsensor, intake and exhaust accuators (solenoids) crank sensor. Replaced plugs, wires.

I really think this may be a loose timing chain. How can I confirm this?
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2009 Aura timing issue

Also replaced MAP sensor.
Should've mentioned, Ecotec 2.4 100K miles
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Old 08-23-2016, 12:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2009 Aura timing issue

Could be a timing issue. My Aura (Ecotec 2.4) started having problems right around the 100K mark. Not stalling, but hesitating a lot and what not. Changed the plugs, coils, air filter, cleaned the MAF sensor, pulled and cleaned the Throttle body. Nothing ever seemed to fix it. No Check Engine light either though it clearly wasn't running right. So I figured it was either a timing issue or the computer was getting ready to take a crap and got rid of it.
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Default Re: 2009 Aura timing issue

Try this? I didn't see you mention P0014, worth a shot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dkdd287AKg

May also be worth unplugging the ECM and or the BCM and cleaning the contacts with electric contact cleaner and adding dielectric grease to the mating surfaces of the connector (not on the pins themselves) and maybe some Stabilant 22 on the pins. Are you in a damp/cold weather climate?
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