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Where is the VCT located on a 08 Pontiac G6 and is it easy to replace myself?

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  • Phil May 16, 2014

    Hi Courtney Brown, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?

  • Courtney Brown
    Courtney Brown May 31, 2014

    Yes, what details do you need?

  • Phil May 31, 2014

    VCT is a general term for variable cam timing, there are solenoids and there is the timing gear itself, which are you looking at?

  • Phil May 31, 2014

    VCT is a general term, are you referring to the solenoid or the actual timing gear?

  • Courtney Brown
    Courtney Brown Jun 03, 2014

    Long story short, my check engine light came on (it has on and off for a few months now but does not stay more than a week) and I got it checked at O'Reilly

  • Courtney Brown
    Courtney Brown Jun 03, 2014

    ..They had a report of reported fixes and on the top was "replace variable camshaft timing (VCT) solenoid" OR "clean variable camshaft timing (VCT) solenoid"

  • Phil Jun 07, 2014

    ah okay the solenoid is easy to fix, plugs in front of the head where the cams are run by the timing belt or chain. usually the belts on a transverse mounted engine (or FWD car) are on the passenger side top of the engine, one for each timing belt, for example the ford 5.4L v8 has two, I can't find info on the pontiac engine for you however.

  • Phil Jun 07, 2014

    to clarify in general terms, the VCT solenoid usually shows as an electrical connection on the top of the valve cover closest to the belt side of the engine. unplug the electriacal connector and pop out the dust plug, the screw holding it attached is underneath and undo that and it pops right out.

  • Phil Jun 07, 2014

    *it* being the VCT solenoid, sorry.



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The FSM cover this 100% as does
like all DTCs (you forgot yours, that be bad.....)
the car store scan too can in fact miss many important other DTC errors that greatly help solving the riddle.
in all cases the PCM sees an VCT error
in all cases it can be these things. (FSM shows ways to find out) read it.
1: the sensor bad
2:its wires are bad, cut or it fall off.
3;the cam driver is loose, change or belt as the case may be.
4: the actual VCT bits are bad.

since NO DTC posted all answer WILL BE wrong.
next time get a real shop to scan car with a real scan tool
that reads all.GM codes, not the O;really cheap box.

the post those.
some CODEs do say ,exacltl what is wrong.
for example, the sensor voltage it so high.
that is a bad sensor or wires.
other codes will decode to like, the cam angles are changing oddly.
(lots of causes)

Posted on Jun 17, 2014


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