The variable valve timing camshaft actuators may stick due to dirty engine oil or a faulty control solenoid. A sticking actuator may cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Our technicians tell us the engine oil should be checked to make sure it is clean and at the proper level before replacing any parts to correct this concern.
Sticking Camshaft Actuators Due to Dirty Oil or Faulty Control Solenoid on GMC Envoy
Average mileage: 139,342 (69,700–217,700)
Engine affected: 4.2L 6 Cylinder
15 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
had low oil pressure light & chk engine light on and oil gauge dropping to zero - replaced variable timing camshaft and initially did not fix problem.. went to 3 mechanics who had no clue but all lights eventually went out and oil gauge normal. still starts rough and has code although not tripping check engine light
2007 GMC Envoy- 4.2L 6 Cylinder120,000Visitor
Tripping P0014. Fixed with new camshaft solenoid actuator. Less than a year later....Same code trips. Same problem.
About a week after the DIC showed 0% on oil life, Check engine light activated. Code showed Cam Shaft actuator control solenoid bad and it was replaced.
2005 GMC Envoy184,000Visitor
My Amboy water pump went out and the car ran hot I fixed that and now it won't start....I changed the burnt oil and put a new coil pak on it wants to start but won't quite get there.
2005 GMC Envoy- 4.2L 6 CylinderVisitor
3 or 4 seperate times my cam shaft Sensor exploded and today my valve gasket went all in 3 years
2007 GMC Envoy- 4.2L 6 CylinderVisitor
My light came on and got it scanned.It is the dorman vareable camshaft timing solinoed is bad.They want 269.00 to fix it
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