VVT fix or delete with normal cam?

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  1. LanceD

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    I'm having problems with the vvt I think on my 07 escalade. Code P0011. what parts could be bad? Should I start replacing vvt parts and hope they won't go bad again or just delete it all and put a decent cam in?
     
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    Hmm. I searched and that thread didn't come up. Doesn't really help me with troubleshooting except that I need a tech 2. Can you command the vvt to move without buying a subscription?
     
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    That code Lance is for the CMP or Camshaft Position Actuator Solenoid. Old oil, additives in the oil, wrong viscosity, etc. can contribute to this code being thrown. Remember, you do not need a subscription to use your Tech2, only to program modules. You can hook up the Tech2 and command the actuator to 25 degrees and see if it can meet that. Did you sign up for the AllDataDIY subscription yet?

    It would be less expensive and quicker in the short term to repair it.
     
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    I haven't but I'm doing it now
     
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    Why won't it let me do a 5 year subscription for my 11 Tahoe?
     
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    IDK, I've done yearly and 3 for the last 12 years on various cars. Probably cause they want to make more money for a subscription after three years to keep their wallets happy.
     
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    They sell a vvt phaser lock that supposed to give some more HP by locking the phaser in Place. I changed mine and it wasn't a fun job had to remove a bunch of stuff.

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    Looks like it's definitely broke. Got my Tech 2 in the mail today and this is what I found. 20180320_174800.jpg
     
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