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Old 10-27-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default 2008 Saturn Vue 2.4 P0013

Hello according to the code its a Camshaft Position Sensor. Does anyone know where this sensor is located so maybe I'll try to replace it to save some money the part is 30$
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Are you sure the error code is for a camshaft sensor when it's likely the vvt camshaft actuator? A camshaft sensor simply monitors camshaft position. Your variable valve timing setup uses a hydraulic actuator to vary valve timing for intake and exhaust cams. If you're not sure, search within these forums for this error code. Camshaft sensor failures are rare since all they do is monitor camshaft position for the EFI system. VVT actuators are failing for several reasons as more complexity requires more knowledge of difficult mechanisms failing with error codes.

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Old 10-29-2017, 07:43 PM   #3
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Thanks for your quick reply. I was going by the reading and printout from autozone. On top of page it says to replace camshaft position sensor but below it says camshaft position actuator so i ordered one from ebay and searching around it seems like its under the ecotec cover.

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While its easy to blame third party info like Autozone, its not fair as they're not in position to have 100% error code definitions. I try to stay away from sources of error codes unless searching for the most popular and recognized sites that try to present correct error codes and definitions. First source of correct codes is the car manufacturer. In this case its your Saturn Vue using service manuals and looking up error codes. Second source would be GM since they're the manufacturer and publish service manuals. Third choice of info would be sites like https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/, https://www.engine-codes.com/, http://www.trouble-codes.com/, and https://repairpal.com/OBD-II-Code-P0301. There are many others but a few are best at narrowing error codes with specific make and models to serve the individual better rather than the generic descriptions that may mislead anyone. Using key words like 'Saturn', 'Vue' with specific error code narrows down the list of help.

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