I will be testing the Intake and Exhaust Camshaft Actuator Solenoid Valves in this video. The vehicle is a 2012 Buick Verano with a 2.4L Ecotec engine. These solenoids are high failure items on this particular engine.

Engine Performance Diagnostics chapter 3

Topics discussed

symptoms

  • check engine light
  • P0010 (P0011, P0013, P0014 are related codes)

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  • replace faulty intake and exhaust camshaft actuator solenoid valves

test shown

  • how to identify circuit design using a voltmeter
  • how to identify the control wire
  • how to use a scan tool and command the solenoids on
  • how to identify current flow is taking place
  • how to measure resistance of the solenoids

Tools used

  • scan tool
  • digital multimeter
  • lab scope (not necessary to troubleshoot this problem but it helps)

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Playlist

(Chapter 3) Transistors, Solenoids, Computer Controlled Output Testing

Related videos:

How to test cam/crank actuator solenoids (P0010, P0013) 2008 GM 2.4 L:

How to test Intake Valve Control Solenoids (codes P0028, P0082) - Subaru:

How to test a computer controlled solenoid (power/ground side identification):

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