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Check engine light came on so I took to Oreillys and they said the code was P2076 IMT. My car is a 2012 Cruze with 118,000 miles on it. It's not running any different. Can someone tell me what this means?
 

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Intake Manifold Tuning Control Valve Position Sensor Performance.

The ECM controls the Intake Manifold Tuning Value, and gets feedback on it's position. The code is set if it takes too long to calibrate itself or trys to calibrate itself too many times.

I'm guessing it means the valve is sticky.
 

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More times than not, on a Chevy Cruze, this fixes itself for $0.00. What happens is the (IMTS) Intake Manifold Runner Control Valve Actuator Solenoid Linkage "bushing" gets worn out and pops off the bottom connection. SEE video here https://youtu.be/mEYNOJrXp9I .

I just fixed mine in 2 seconds. My bushing would not stay in because it was worn so I took a small piece of electrical tape "doubled it" over the ball bushing, and I snapped it back into place firmly. 1 layer will work fine, but I used 2 layers for extra wear.

Also, the scenario of Carbon build up is correct, but cleaning the carbon usually will work fine in that event. Be sure to check your control arm to prevent linkage functionality problems from time to prevent a sticky valve causing additional Carbon build up.

Attached is a diagram for "Intake Manifold Tuning Valve Actuator Replacement" that shows the "Intake Manifold Runner Control Valve Actuator Solenoid [Linkage]". The bottom bushing is usually the bushing that wears thins out in wear.
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But where to get a imt without the intake? Its clearly bolted on with 3 screws, so it should be available SOMEwhere for purchase.
Actually, if u really want to throw mud in the water, u can remove the imt, take the clips off, open it up, and theres a lil motor inside, mine was burnt showing smoke trais and smelled burnt, those same exact lil motors are about $6 online and boom, all fixed instead of replacing gm parts.
 

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P2076 code

The problem is the Intake Manifold Runner Control Valve Actuator Solenoid Linkage (arm), this linkage wears out, breaks or falls off. You can by a replacement on ebay, ebay.com/itm/293098694201
 

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The problem is the Intake Manifold Runner Control Valve Actuator Solenoid Linkage (arm), this linkage wears out, breaks or falls off. You can by a replacement on ebay, ebay.com/itm/293098694201
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