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As promised a second look into this 2014 Chevrolet Malibu that has codes P2645 Intake Rocker Arm Solenoid Control Valve 1 Circuit and code P2646 Intake Rocker Arm Solenoid Valve 1 Stuck Off. In a previous video we took a look at some fuel pressure sensor problems it had an now we will tackle these!
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50 thoughts on “Chevrolet malibu: intake rocker arm solenoid trouble p2645 p2646”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barbie Kathleen says:

    So I know this is years ago you made this but I am just now dealing with this code on my 2014 Chevy Malibu LTZ. It says that bank1 is open the code p2645. I watched your entire video and then read a bunch online and got stuck down a rabbit hole. You did not change the part you said was bad on the video. Did that fix it? I really need help.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barbie Kathleen says:

    Is bank 1 the same as valve 1?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barbie Kathleen says:

    I am so happy you posted this because I just got this code today and I don’t have nails on and I am going to do this myself

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars rawsomeone1 says:

    Good video, but negative predictive failure for next day's events not good practice for a well qualified technician from what I've seen from your vids.🙂

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim R says:

    Just a question. Did you just reconnect the broken wire or replace the cable?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeffry Blackmon says:

    That engine sounds like shaking an aluminum soft drink can with a bunch of pennies inside.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacky Murphy says:

    I like how you do your job very good.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Victor Bellan says:

    Whew!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Harris says:

    Secret Code to throw the car away!!! LOL!!!

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars electrickal1 says:

    Just watched this video and compared it to some of your more recent stuff. As suspected you are a fast learner, I can see a big difference in then and now!! Keep up the good work, we appreciate coming along for the ride and seeing how other guys get er done.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geoffrey Wulff says:

    wow the snap-on brick scanner..there's a blast from the past

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars oli says:

    Man Brother Im A Mecanic too or car doctor love your wisdom

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars pork chop says:

    I love your attention to detail in thorough diagnostics and I've recommended your videos to my nephew who is a 24 Year old mechanic starting out

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Figueroa says:

    Thank you for taking the time to do these videos… time is money but you still take the time to help out!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    So where was the repair video

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mechanicsville804 says:

    Thank you Eric! I know this was a challenging one. God loves you and Sent Jesus to die for your sins on the Cross. He wants to forgive you of all of your sins and will if you will come to Jesus.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scott Litteral says:

    take a look at the manifold bolts??????

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brenda White says:

    2015 Malibu..knocking sound on right wheel took to shop and they replaced front struts and arm. Drove it for a week, now left side now thumping. Took back had trouble finding out what issue came back told me it's stability Track module. That was replaced..then less than a day later now car is acting like it wants to stall when we come to a stop and start. Took it back and they did a flush. Got car back very next day while driving on freeway it looses power pull to side of freeway and have it towed back to shop. Now he saying it's transmission..is this right? Saying they getting a code 0700..how ? We go from struts to now him pushing a rebuilt transmission for $4,900. Had transmission service at dealership less than a year ago. Never had any signs of a transmission issue. Am I being played?

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel Pulliam says:

    Thank you for this extremely detailed video on diagnosing the P2645 code. This helped me alot & saved me from just throwing parts at my wife's car.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cofel_’81-z28 says:

    Would just replacing the solenoid valve fix a p2645 code?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dean Kay says:

    Two trip code is a type “B” requiring air & coolant within 10 degrees of each other, start, run to min of 174 degrees F, then if fails a second time, CEL. Your tablet must be wireless as many things are, but is a modular plugged in the DLC then Bluetooth or WiFi? I think the TECH2 under special functions allow the intakes solenoids to be turned on & off. That would be quicker. Plus the EVAP small leak, normally it’s the tank vent solenoid full of 8 pounds of dust, like you pulled off bottom cover. Wow, a lot of gravel road time on that car.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Itsme Forsure says:

    a 2 yr old car looking like that, the guys must have used it in a baja race.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Crawford says:

    What did you do to the back of your left arm? It looks really torn up

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars erocalypse says:

    Hi

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars erocalypse says:

    Hi u

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars EDDIE LEAL says:

    Malibu madness. What were they thinking?!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B Souza says:

    Good job!👍

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Crawford says:

    Who is this lil’ fellah you keep referring to ?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Charles Beaumont says:

    I have some Bourbon for your efforts

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Landsman says:

    Nope – can't do dat :{ ) Like Floyd said Wish You Were Near. 1999/2000 5.7 Yukon Denali – Send help lol

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Enrico Pallazzo says:

    Still do not understand the benefit of reinventing the wheel (cam and rockers). Ford has or had those goofy cam phasers and none of this crap ever works for very long. Other than planned obsolescense these would be much better left alone. A good old GM small block with regular heads or a good old ford 5.0 outlasts these contraption motors by hundreds of thousands of miles. Internal combustion engine only has so much room for improvement before you're chasing your tail lol

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Prophet John Lord says:

    Good day sir pls can I get your email…very urgent concerning my chev.Malibu 2015Thanks

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DAD TYPE 2 says:

    I stuck in and watched pt 1 and pt 2, although my eyes were itching and my nose felt moble video psychological sneezes LOL. Enjoyed nonetheless thank you!

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Vincent Bozzone says:

    Eric… Would it make sense to spend a few minutes power washing the engine bay? I'm thinking the customer will be impressed by it and it would translate into a heightened image of quality and good marketing for your shop.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars oscar barrera says:

    I have this car and I have the code P2646 and an engine misfire code P0300 are they related in any way?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars locked nloaded says:

    I noticed you didn't say "don't forget if I can do it you can do it" lol. I don't think a lot of people could have fixed that car

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bobby U says:

    Seen a few of these that low oil caused that code first thing I check

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Erica Bertagnoli says:

    I own a 2014 Malibu. Just had the light come on and it said replace rocker arm control valve. I got it done for free because apparently this is a common issue with Malibu’s of this generation. You would think these auto makers would realize they lose money when they make shit cars and then have to fix them free and settle lawsuits

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nicolas galindo says:

    What's the ohm resistance suppose to be though

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ray Laurel says:

    Always remember to reset the codes after you have changed the rocker arm solenoid! It will not reset itself after changing the solenoid or removing the battery cables.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Head Gaming says:

    Being able to adapt and learn the basics of any system on the fly is what makes a good drivability guy. If you understand how an item works you can easily decide yes the part is good or bad.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robin rousseau says:

    NOTHING WRONG WITH A GM TRUCK. I HAVE A 1 TON GAS BURNER AND NO TROUBLE WITH IT.