Here's a fix that Maqcro1 did. It's very robust.Hey, I'm john. My daughter has a 2013 cruze and looking for a fix for the manifold rod without spending $900.
Not sure what was posted but I’ve made an how-to thread on IMT lever fix.What was the fix you posted that was removed?
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.
No I have been told that you can't get this part and you have to buy the entire intake manifold to fix the problem. II 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
It's been a problem for me and I have to register my car. Now I'm looking at the shop to get it done because I don't know how to set the position of the valves with the sensor. It is really sad this little piece of plastic is going to have me replace a perfectly fine intake manifold.I have now had two different mechanics say the motor is dead and needs to be replaced.
The last mechanic actually spent two hours to gradually turn the thing to finally click my replacement arm that I provided into place but the check engine light has stayed on due to the motor not working/being frozen. The mechanic tried to charge me for two hours of labor but I lost my mind saying I thought it was a five-minute no-tools fix and there is no way I would have agreed to pay for anything more than $50 or so to do it. She wound up waiving the charges which was nice of her but it does show me that my problem is more than a $10 part from eBay.