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Camshaft position sensor actuator A. Bank 1
Hi there. Most modern engines have both camshaft position sensors (multiple) and crankshaft position sensors. Camshaft position sensors, in conjunction with crankshaft position sensing, allows very precise timing for ignition and fuel injection. When a camshaft position sensor fails, or...
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How many crankshaft position sensors are on a 2011 GMC Terrain?
Usually there will only be one crankshaft position sensor. However, there is also a camshaft position sensor as well. It is more likely that there is multiple cam sensors than crank sensors. It is possible for engines to have anywhere...
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Car jerking forward when stopped.
This may be related to a dirty of failing idle air control valve. This is a unit that monitors the air intake into the motor as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This information...
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Reduced engine power error with check engine and stabil check error.
When the throttle body is replaced on these vehicles, an idle learn and throttle position learn must be performed to program in the new throttle plate angles because the values will be a little different on the new part. The...
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My car is overheating - 2010 GMC Terrain
This suggests that there may not be coolant flowing from the motor to the radiator to be cooled back down after circulating through the engine. The lower hose is also responsible for recirculating the cooled down fluid back into the...
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Replacing engine variable timing solenoid.
The aftermarket part may just have a different design than the original. If you have concerns, you would be better off spending the extra money on the part was designed to work with the vehicle originally. You shouldn't have to...
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All wheel drive is off and abs lights are on
This may be an issue of a faulty ABS control module or possibly faulty wheel sensors. This is a unit that controls the activation of the ABS system based upon inputs from the ABS wheel sensors. When this module is...
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All at once my stabillity light abs light trac light game on
Hello, As you may know, the Stabilitrac system is your car's traction control system. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS...
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Brakes hard to push or stuck in park.
Hi there. Check the parking brake lever and cable. As the vehicle was on a hill and the parking brake was set, the cable could have gotten stuck or the parking brake assembly in the rear brakes could have failed...
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What causes a DTC P0010 to come up and how easy/difficult is it to repair?
The code P0010 is for a problem with the intake camshaft sensor. The camshaft sensor is common to have to be replaced to fix the no start condition. The sensor is on the front of the engine on front timing...
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Am I being lied to?
According to the GM parts catalog, toe links are used on some versions of the 2012 Terrain. When so equipped, the toe links are obviously never left off the vehicle at the factory simply because such links are an integral,...
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The transmission went out on my 2010 GMC Terrain, at 55,000 miles, with no warning. Last year, under a recall, I had the timing fixed.
Hi there. With the limited detailed information that is provided about your situation, I can input that the transmission may have had a fluid leak or the vehicle was used for pulling a trailer that was overloaded. The transmission in...
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The A/C in my car worksand the air blows, but will not switch to heat
If there is no, or little heat, typically that means that either the heater control valve, located in engine compartment around the firewall, is not functioning, the heater core is plugged, causing lack of flow of heated coolant through the...
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Excessive oil loss with P0013 Camshaft OCV error code.
Your mention of the dealer putting in a cheap seal make me wonder if you had work done previously to the vehicle. These models have timing chains that tend to stretch as they wear and cause check engine lights, poor...
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My 2013 GMC Terrain keeps stalling
Hello. Thanks for writing in. Replacing the camshaft position sensor was a good call, however the code is more generic and can cover some more serious issues. Since you have made this recent repair, we first want to verify that...
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My recently purchased used vehicle is now reading "Engine Power Reduced". What does this mean and what is the repair and costs? 2010 GMC Terrain
Hi - the "Reduced Engine Power" message is an "aggregate message", sort of like "Check Engine", which can be caused by both engine or transmission problems. Engine performance is cut back, in theory to avoid further damage. First task is...
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Gasoline smell in car
You have to first exclude the possibility that the shop somehow spilled gasoline in the interior of the vehicle and/or sat in the car with gas on their clothes or placed any gas contaminated "stuff" (rags) in the vehicle or...
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Would cold temperatures make my service all wheel drive system warning come on? 2012 GMC Terrain
Hi there - while a big drop in temperatures shouldn't cause a service light per se, cold temperatures DO have an effect on electrical connections, and a connection problem may be the case here. You need the actual problem code...
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Rough Idle Problem
A rough idle may be caused by many different things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen sensor or a dirty or failing idle air control valve....
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Engine losses power when lights are on
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a few different angles that we can look at this problem from. The first thing to discuss is that the battery performs very little once the vehicle is running. The battery is...

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