Q: 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.8L car is sluggish and hesitates to accelerate code is p0016 changed both cam sensors no luck

asked by on

My car is throwing the code p0016 and it idles rough its very sluggish and it hesitates to accelerate but once it takes off it’s fine I took it to a mechanic he said it was a timing belt issue so he replaced the timing belt but later on it started doing the same issue so then the variable timing actuator was replaced that also didn’t help then both camshafts sensors were replaced and still the problem persists the oils and filter were changed spark plugs and coils are fine I have checked just about everything and I’m still at a a loss please help.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There are two possibilities that could be causing this issue. It is possible that the timing belt was replaced incorrectly and now the timing is off therefore having the same problem as before. The other possibility is that the crankshaft position sensor is faulty. This code indicates that there is a correlation between the camshaft position sensor and the crankshaft position sensor. If the crankshaft position sensor has not been replaced it is very possible that this could be the cause of the issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 2012 Chevy Cruze 1.8L car is sluggish and hesitates to accelerate code is p0016 changed both cam sensors no luck

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I cancel and resume cruise control?

You may want to cancel cruise control when you are in heavy traffic and then resume it again once you are back in an open area. You don’t have to completely re-set the cruise control if you use the cancel...

Q: My Toyota is making a noise when I start the engine and bogs the engine down for a second then goes away.

Hi there. A binding accessory could be causing your concern. Simply remove the drive belt and recheck. If the problem goes away, this eliminates the fear that there could be something goin on with the engine or transmission internally. It...

Q: Q: Airbag light on

The airbag light indicates a malfunction in the system. The system is always monitored for faults. It could be the airbag itself, wiring, or the impact sensors. The system will need scanned to see what trouble code is set. If...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...