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What is a cam position actuator?

What is a cam position actuator?

A camshaft actuator is a mechanical or electronic device that is mounted on the camshaft gear. Its purpose is to slightly advance or retard the timing of when the camshaft opens or closes the intake and/or exhaust valves.

Where is the camshaft position actuator solenoid located?

The camshaft position actuator solenoid is located on the top, passenger’s side of the engine, just to the side of ignition coil #1. For an image location view, click here: https://goo.gl/XyJiyk.

How does the CMP actuator control the camshaft?

The CMP actuator assembly (15) varies the camshaft position in response to directional changes in oil pressure. The CMP actuator solenoid valve controls the oil pressure that is applied to advance or retard a camshaft. Modifying camshaft timing under changing engine demand provides better balance between the following performance concerns:

What kind of actuator is used for VVT?

GM’s VVT system uses electro-hydraulic actuators between the drive sprocket and camshaft to twist the cam relative to the crankshaft position. Adjusting the cam phasing in this manner allows the valves

What kind of camshaft does a 2014 Chevy Captiva have?

2014 chevy captiva code 7E8 camshaft Position Actuator circuit open bank 1. Is this like the old Satyrn solenoid issue? … read more actually it is my buick JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?

What does a bad camshaft sensor do?

At low speeds a bad camshaft sensor will cause the car’s engine to stall. The engine may also experience an inability to turn over, resulting in the car not starting.

How much does it cost to replace a camshaft sensor?

Additional costs will be for the other engine parts that will support the camshaft and engine. A camshaft position sensor, which may be needed or replaced, can can cost $100 to $350 for the part.

What does the camshaft position actuator solenoid do?

Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid. Car makers use the cam position actuator solenoid valve to adjust the engine timing on the fly. This precise control allows engine designers to squeeze more power and fuel economy out of the engine while maintaining strict emissions standards.

Where is the cam position sensor located?

The camshaft position sensor is either located near the top of the engine, passenger-s side, or on the right side of the engine near the ignition coils. The camshaft position sensor is located on the engine near the camshaft pulley.

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