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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-03-2019, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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2008 Cobalt with P0016 Code.

Hi - My 2008 Cobalt LT with 2.2L L4 is pulling a P0016 Crankshaft position/camshaft position code. (Approx 137K miles)

I replaced the Camshaft Position Sensor with ACDelco #213-1690, cleaned the sensor socket and changed the oil. It's still throwing the code.

Any ideas? Could it be a ground issue? if so, any recommendations on where to look for the bad ground?

I can't get a Mass Inspections with the CEL.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-04-2019, 11:24 AM
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You might have an issue with the crankshaft sensor, not the camshaft sensor.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 06:04 PM
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I had the same code and it was the VVT Valve I changed both intake and exhaust took 10 minutes and it cleared my code. Before you bring it back for inspection you need to do a few drive cycles to reset the computer. I hope this helps.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 04:52 PM
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So I just reread your initial post. Your code is for a camshaft position sensor not a crankshaft position sensor like you first stated. With that being said I now retract my first response regarding a possible bad crankshaft sensor.

Since yours is a 2008 2.2L you should have the L61 engine, which does not have VVT and therefore no intake/exhaust valve solenoids like on the 2009+ LAP engine. If you haven’t fixed your issue yet there is a strong possibility that your timing chain assembly needs to be replaced. The components can be worn out causing the timing to be slightly off.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 07:14 PM
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stower17 - yes sir. you are correct. i bet it was probably making some noise prior to dtc issue
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