Check engine light

Tiny
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  • 2006 PONTIAC G6
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 29,776 MILES
Okay, so we got an oil change done and then the car started to jerk when accelerating. Not every time but noticeably. We went to get the check the code checked, and it was the variable valve timing solenoid. Next day I took it back to where we had the oil changed, they checked the oil, it was at the right level and then we ended up taking it to a mechanic who said the oil change wouldn't be the cause of the code coming on. Went to get gas and filled the car up and the check engine light had gone off and the car isn't jerking anymore. Should I still have the solenoids changed?
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 AT 4:52 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

I was taught a long time ago not to fix things that aren't broken. With that thought in mind, if there are no codes and it is running properly, I would leave it alone. If you start changing things, it may cause other issues. If the problem returns, then consider a replacement.

The idea that there was a problem right after work was done is a concern. However, as long as you have it documented, you can go back within a reasonable amount of time.

Do me a favor. Let me know what diagnostic trouble codes were found so I can look at them and determine what may have been the specific cause.

I will watch for your reply.

Joe
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 AT 6:30 PM
Tiny
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The variable valve timing solenoid was the code.
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
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By chance, do you have the code? The idea that it is a VVT code leaves things wide open.

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 AT 7:55 PM
Tiny
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Sorry for the late reply, the code was p0014 exhaust camshaft position range/performance. We have since cleared the code since it went off on its own and drove for 100 miles. The code has not come back on, and the car is driving fine.
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 AT 8:17 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

That's good news. There is a chance it was a one-time thing. Hopefully, it won't return.

If you run into trouble, it returns, or if you have questions, let me know.

Take care of yourself,

Joe
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Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 AT 7:49 PM

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