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2006 Chevy HHR Traction Control Light and Check engine

First the T/C light comes on and the transmission shifts hard. Then the Engine light comes on a few times of driving later.

Then the T/C light goes off, then the Eng. light goes off [these are with odd driving times.

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  • Ken Williams
    Ken Williams Mar 07, 2014

    I found out that it is the DTC Description P0010 Intake Camshaft Position (CMP) Actuator Solenoid Control Circuitposition sensor. There are two mounted at the top

  • Ken Williams
    Ken Williams Mar 07, 2014

    That is it is either the intake or exhaust camshaft position Actuator. The intake will throw a P0010 and the exhaust will throw a P0013. Heres some more info...

  • Ken Williams
    Ken Williams Mar 07, 2014

    Part numbers: 12628348 - Exhaust cam solenoid - throws code P0011 (the one at the rear of the engine) 12628347 - Intake cam solenoid - throws code P0013 (the one at the front of the engine)

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    My Traction control light comes on, the transmission shifts hardand the engine power is reduced

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I fixed mine by pulling each and every fuse in all the fuse boxes and replacing them with new ones. the hhr fuses have a tendency to work loose and cause all kinds of little problems. i searched the forums for the answer to the traction control light problem and never found an answer that worked until i talked to a "shade tree" mechanic in my area and he told me to do the fuse thing. been a month now and no more problems.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

Testimonial: "The comments I left are the solution. The fuse thing does not do anything. It's a red herring. I replaced only the one that's associated with P0010 and It's been months."

  • Harvey Smith
    Harvey Smith Jan 03, 2014

    My 2008 is n the dealership and they cannot find what is wrong

  • Ken Williams
    Ken Williams Jul 14, 2014

    For anyone still wondering, this is caused by the two actuators on the top of the engine. Read my comment above about P codes. This is a known fix.

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