2012 Equinox LT 2.4l
Ahh yeah I have an LEA engine which the cam in my engine looks very similar to, if not identical? Not sure..Here is a link but it's for the le5, kinda similar for the lea. I'm pretty sure the car can run off just the camshaft position sensor if crank is disconnected.This bulletin applies to a number of Chevy vehicles including 2013-2014 Captiva, 2006-2010 Cobalt, 2010-2017 Equinox, 2006-2011 HHR, 2014 Impala and 2007-2013 Malibu, equipped with a 2.0, 2.2 or 2.4L engine. While the engine may be properly timed, a crank-no-start issue may be present...www.autoserviceprofessional.com
In the article they said the cam reluctor can spin apparently if it overheats and the oil gets too low, which in my vehicle it did get very low on oil on a 20minute drive on the highway. So it's possible, I just don't know what orientation to reference as proper as you say. I'll have to have a look to see if there's any decent pictures of new ones to cross reference to.