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My saturn is idoling high it was put on a machine and it says it need a cam sensor iis there another solution that it could be i cant find a cam sensor anywhere for my car

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2007 Saturn Aura XR 3.6 code p00116. new timing chains and all parts...128,000 miles any ideas besides the crankshaft reluctor.. Car runs great idols smooth

you got a bit carried away with the code
code p 0016 refers to crank shaft position/cam shaft position sensor, bank 1 sensor A---correlation === causes --wiring---CKP sensor --CMP sensor ---mechanical fault
code p 0011 refers to cam shaft (CMP) intake /left /front bank 1 --timing over advanced / system performance==== causes ---valve timing---engine mechanical fault --- CMP actuator ---wiring
you didn't mention the fault so consider this
if the timing is out on the intake cam shaft , it will idle good but play up as the timing actuator moves it further advanced with rpm
if the actuator is not wire properly or the solenoid is faulty , then the inlet will lag with increased rpm and again cause you problems
It is doubtful if the position sensors for either the crank or cam shafts are a problem because it starts and idles good

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My car is having a high idol,1300-3000 rpm maken the car hard to stop. theres a slight hesitation and it will do constant 40 mph with no throttle on.

Electronic throttle stuck and not returning to tickover....kinked cable to carb...linkages gunged up....on the mechanical side..
but with all so many things reporting problems it is more likely the ecu is the problem.

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My vehicle has an idol issue. The performance of the vehicle is fine except just a little hesitation and idols high when coasting to a stopping point. When the vehicle comes to a complete stop the tru

Have you checked for vacuum leaks ?

Spray a small amount of starting fluid around all suspected areas and if it revs up that's where you leak is.

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2003 saturn vue idoling high

Idle air control valve could be bad or clogged and dirty

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95 saturn cuts out

Oh yeah. Owned a 95 SC1 for five years myself with a 1.9L I believe engine. These cars require that the ECM be set right or "else." To reset the computer, you will need to unhook both battery cables, wait about 15 minutes and rehook. See if this makes a difference in how it runs. If not, you may have dirty fuel injectors or fuel filter.

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My saturn is idoling high the machine says its cam sensor, im hearing theres not one what could it be if not cam sen

Camshaft Position Sensor

This vehicle does not have a Camshaft Position Sensor. The manufacture does make references to "CAM" in some of the trouble code descriptions but this is NOT a reference to a Camshaft Position Sensor.

Notes On System Inputs

The EI module does not receive a signal from the crankshaft position sensor. Instead the CPK sensor signal is being received and processed by the PCM. The El module does, however, contain circuitry to determine camshaft position without using a camshaft sensor, by use of compression sense ignition (CSI).

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Car is putting at an idle when gas is pressed runs smoothly

sounds like either you have 2 of the wires is loose....probably #1 or your #1 plug needs regapped or is not tight and losing seal....all will cause a misfire and set the check engine light

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Idol very high 3000rpm possable idol sensor

throttle positioning sensor voltage should run around 1 volt at idle. If you unplug the sensor the car should still run on the presets in the computer, this will turn on the check engine light but if the RPM's drop down to normal replace the tps.

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High idol when cranked

the idle controll sensor is on the intake manifold replace it and reset codes

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Cam position sensor code and oil can light 98 sl1

Saturn uses the coilpack/module to pick up the cylinder reference. this they call the cam signal because it is required by fed law for obd II operation. in a nut shell you need to replace the coil pack/module assy.. get the part from saturn. i worket as a saturn tech for a couple of years and pulled alot of aftmkt. coilpacks off for this reason. trust me replace the coilpack and module assy.
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oohhh, the oil pressure switch is above the starter on the back of the block- sounds like fun eehh?

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