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So I got the code P0010 “A” Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit Bank 1. It sometimes causing my cars RPMs to surge from 500 to 1200 and almost sound like a misfire. I will do an oil change on the weekend myself to see if it gets rid of the code. Could old gas or dirty oil cause this or should I just pay the $50 for both sensors and do it myself. I just don't want to spend money if it won't fix the issue. Thanks everyone
 

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So I got the code P0010 “A” Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit Bank 1. It sometimes causing my cars RPMs to surge from 500 to 1200 and almost sound like a misfire. I will do an oil change on the weekend myself to see if it gets rid of the code. Could old gas or dirty oil cause this or should I just pay the $50 for both sensors and do it myself. I just don't want to spend money if it won't fix the issue. Thanks everyone
Clean up the valley, swap out both solenoids, use synthetic oil, and a GOOD filter. The screens on the solenoids can clog up with dirty oil. Even with proper maintenance, they can wear out...specially if you like running the engine all over the rpm band!

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Clean up the valley, swap out both solenoids, use synthetic oil, and a GOOD filter. The screens on the solenoids can clog up with dirty oil. Even with proper maintenance, they can wear out...specially if you like running the engine all over the rpm band!

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lol appreciate the reply and ill swap the oil and the sensors I assume these would be the ones Id pick up. DO you say fram is a bad oil filter cause thats what I've always use....
Intake and Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve Kit GM Vehicles - 2.0, 2.2, 2.4L
 

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lol appreciate the reply and ill swap the oil and the sensors I assume these would be the ones Id pick up. DO you say fram is a bad oil filter cause thats what I've always use....
Intake and Exhaust Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid Valve Kit GM Vehicles - 2.0, 2.2, 2.4L
No Fram, nor most any other base level filter. I've had too many 'collapse' on my. Premium level ones from Bosch, K&N, NAPA/Wix hold up well. I do changes in spring & fall. Not sure about the 'kit', but yes, intake and exhaust ones are what you want. You may have to grab the installed solenoid with pliers and give it a tap (mounting bolt removed!) to rotate it a little, break it free. Lightly lube up the O-ring to help installation of the new ones.

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No Fram, nor most any other base level filter. I've had too many 'collapse' on my. Premium level ones from Bosch, K&N, NAPA/Wix hold up well. I do changes in spring & fall. Not sure about the 'kit', but yes, intake and exhaust ones are what you want. You may have to grab the installed solenoid with pliers and give it a tap (mounting bolt removed!) to rotate it a little, break it free. Lightly lube up the O-ring to help installation of the new ones.

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thankyou I will definitely do it this weekend when I have the time is anything bad going to happen if I continue to drive the car with the sensor being bad??
 

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thankyou I will definitely do it this weekend when I have the time is anything bad going to happen if I continue to drive the car with the sensor being bad??
Just bad valve timing, poor power, fuel economy. The timing won't go any further than what it's designed to do.

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Just bad valve timing, poor power, fuel economy. The timing won't go any further than what it's designed to do.

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So what your saying is I can drive it till the parts come xD
 

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So I got the code P0010 “A” Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit Bank 1. It sometimes causing my cars RPMs to surge from 500 to 1200 and almost sound like a misfire. I will do an oil change on the weekend myself to see if it gets rid of the code. Could old gas or dirty oil cause this or should I just pay the $50 for both sensors and do it myself. I just don't want to spend money if it won't fix the issue. Thanks everyone
While it may in fact be a bad sensor you would be better off testing the wiring and such before firing parts at it. Mice and other critters love chewing on wires. You could probably find a schematic online.
 
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