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I have a 2011 Cruze with approx. 65k miles. Recently I got a check engine light and the code revealed a problem with IMT Sensor "P2076".

I actually stumbled upon this forum while trying to look it up and found a similar post. On the driver's side of the engine, towards the firewall, there is a connecting rod, presumably to control a damper in the plenum or something. Anyway, the bottom of this rod was disconnected and dangling. It connects with a little ball into socket, with a barb behind the ball to hold it in. The barb appears to be worn and not holding. At the time, I pressed it in and continued to drive and by the next day the light was off and code was clear. A couple of weeks later, the rod came loose again, check engine light was back on. I, once again, pushed it back in place and the next day the light was off again.

My QUESTIONS are: Does anyone know what this connecting rod is called? Does it have a GM part #? Can I order it and replace it? Can I get it to stay attached without replacing it?

Thanks in advance for any help or advice! -JC
 

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This almost sounds like the rod connected to the short shifter... could easily be a worn out piece. Can you take a picture to show us which one you're speaking of. Close up and at a distance so we can locate it.
 

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This is a 1.8L by the video, but is this an Automatic or a Manual transmission? It's on the transmission part of the engine, I just don't know what a 1.8L manual looks like under the hood

One of the better sites for drawings of the engine is listed below..

What is IMT? Intermittant?

Search 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Transmission Parts=

Upon googling IMT maybe this is an issue with the intake air throttle body system on a 1.8L. IMT= Intake Manifold Tuning. What's the trottle body set up for the 1.8L engine like?

I'd search the pictures above for Air Intake or Throttle body emissions areas, vs. the transmission.
 

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The IMT Sensor code was for Intake Manifold Tuning Sensor; code # P2076. The transmission is automatic and I was pretty sure this part was on the engine, not transmission. I read somewhere that this engine has a damper that seperates the intake plenum from 1 to 2 chambers and vice-versa, at low and high rpm. I was thinking this part is some kind of shaft that moves the damper between position because when it is disconnected you can see that one end moves (the bottom) so, that must be the drive end. I sure hope someone out there can help I.D. this part, I haven't been able to find it in any diagrams.

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I had this happen to me on a Jeep Patriot. They use flappers in the intake plenum joined together with a rod to a servo motor. The motor may have failed but much more likely is carbon build up has jambed the flapper valves causing a CEL. If you are mechanically inclinced and can confirm that the problem is the valves are stuck you can remove the Intake Manifold and clean it.
 

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Unfortunately the only repair is to replace the intake manifold. GM doesn't sell the rod or any affected part separately. It directs air through different runners for different rpms for maximum efficiency and power curve.
 

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I'm not a car guy but I have the same problem with my 2011 cruze ls 1.8l. Is there a fix for this that won't cost me $900? Does it matter if this piece won't stay in? This cruze has been nothing but trouble since I got it.
 

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I have a 2011 Cruze with approx. 65k miles. Recently I got a check engine light and the code revealed a problem with IMT Sensor "P2076".

I actually stumbled upon this forum while trying to look it up and found a similar post. On the driver's side of the engine, towards the firewall, there is a connecting rod, presumably to control a damper in the plenum or something. Anyway, the bottom of this rod was disconnected and dangling. It connects with a little ball into socket, with a barb behind the ball to hold it in. The barb appears to be worn and not holding. At the time, I pressed it in and continued to drive and by the next day the light was off and code was clear. A couple of weeks later, the rod came loose again, check engine light was back on. I, once again, pushed it back in place and the next day the light was off again.

My QUESTIONS are: Does anyone know what this connecting rod is called? Does it have a GM part #? Can I order it and replace it? Can I get it to stay attached without replacing it?

Thanks in advance for any help or advice! -JC
Its covered in your 100,000 5 year warranty I just had mine serviced for that same rod thing on the intake manifold for some reason they decided to have all parts that are on the intake manifold melded to the actual manifold so if any broke you would have to replace the intake manifold all together but it's covered!!
 

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Anybody else have this issue? I just had it happen to me. Dealer said it's not covered under powertrain and that I have to get a new manifold at $925!
Yup me! And it's taken me 8 months to actually get it noticed from the dealer and the mechanic they molded all parts that go on the intake manifold onto the intake manifold so you would have to replace the whole thing! My 5 year 100,000 covered it today ! Finally a place that listened! Go reliable Chevy ...
 

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I'm not a car guy but I have the same problem with my 2011 cruze ls 1.8l. Is there a fix for this that won't cost me $900? Does it matter if this piece won't stay in? This cruze has been nothing but trouble since I got it.
No it shouldn't damage anything but you will lose gas mileage and power and won't pass emissions either but it's covered I just had same problem and I had to physically show the mechanic cuz even with all their testing they still didn't find it till I showed them and with out hesitation they said ITS COVERED REPLACE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD ALL COSTS COVERED!
 

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I am just now dealing with this SAME issue with my 1.8L 2012 Cruze. Thank God I work at a trucking company where I had our mechanics run the code for me and we figured out it was the plastic linkage between the Intake manifold tuning valve and the solenoid BUT we cannot find the part anywhere and I'm sick to my stomach to have to spend $600-$900 for a $ 30.00 fix. That being said I have contacted my Dealership since I am still currently paying for the car and I am only at 60,000km and I bought the 7 year warranty to see if it will be covered by them BEFORE I bring it in. It is utter BS that GM doesn't have those parts separately. Or at least none that I could find.
 

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I'm having the same issue with a 2014 Chevy Cruze. I would like to know the quick fix. My car would be under warranty to replace the intake manifold but it is a salvaged title which voids the warranty.
 

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Apparently, someone doesn't want you to know how to fix it in 2 seconds. My post was removed without reason.
Just looked at mine and the actuator rod had popped out. I have a 2012 Sonic. I put it back in and cleared the code and it hasn't come on again yet. What are my options? Do I have to replace the whole Intake Manifold? Or just that worn out rod?
 

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Interestingly, its not a part that can be purchased alone anywhere. Its almost like GM has people looking online and shutting them down from being sold without the intake just to force the bigger purchase, even tho the actual part is bolted on and removable. But wait theres more, if u open the imt module, ull see that theres a lil motor inside. Mine was burnt up, and those lil motors are everywhere for about $6. Ive even found just the imt only, theyre around $110. Better than almost a thousand dollars.
 
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