How Long Does a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Last?

One of the biggest concerns that most people have about their car is how it runs and idles. Most car owners fail to realize just how many different components have to work together in order for this type of smooth running to occur. The variable valve timing is one of the main systems that is in charge of the idling and power delivering of the vehicle. The variable valve timing (VVT) solenoid is what helps to change the position of the car’s camshaft when needed. This solenoid operates on oil pressure and is an essential part of getting the performance that you need out of your vehicle. The VVT solenoid will be used each time that you run your vehicle and will help to provide the smooth running experience that you are after.

The VVT solenoid is able to change the amount of oil pressure that gets to the camshaft during times where the car is idling. Lowering this pressure will allow the car to run much better at idle and will prevent the oil pressure in the vehicle from getting too high. The constant use that this solenoid gets can lead to things like clogs in the screen that separates the solenoid from the actual VVT pressure switch. The only time you will have any interaction with this part is when it is broken due to the fact that it will not be inspected during routine maintenance.

When you start to experience issues that are related to the VVT solenoid, you will need to act quickly due to the negative effects that it can have on your engine. If you allow professionals to diagnose and fix the issues with your VVT solenoid, you will not have to worry about making mistakes that will only complicate matters.

When there is an issue with your VVT solenoid, you may start to notice a few of these symptoms.

  • The gas mileage that you get is decreasing rapidly
  • The performance level of your engine is declining
  • The Check Engine Light is on

Taking notice of these warning signs can save you a lot of stress and aggravation. Getting the VVT solenoid on your car replaced will be easy when using the right professionals.


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Shawn

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Shawn
12 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - New Holland, Pennsylvania
Always great, exactly what I need. Addressed the issue quickly and professionally. Polite, great guy.
Ram 1500 - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Shawn a very nice person got here on time answered all my questions very nice guy if I need a Mechanic I will ask for him again.

Matthew

33 years of experience
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Matthew
33 years of experience
Mini Cooper - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement - Hampton, Virginia
Highly professional n very personable. His mechanics knowledge n experience, backed by his ASE certification, was quite evident. Showed on time n quickly went to work. He was both diligent n quiet...and cleaned area upon job completion. With his honesty n persona, a friendship could easily develop. I would highly recommend Matthew for any future repair considerations.
Nissan Altima - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Hampton, Virginia
Matt was very professional, arrived early, and explained everything in layman terms for me. There was a small glitch in the ordering of parts but Matt stepped in and took care of it. Did the repair and kept in touch with me via text while I was working. So glad I found this company and Matt!

James

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GMC Terrain - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - San Antonio, Texas
Mr Porter was excellent, thorough, and explained all services that need to be done. He is easy to work with. Highly recommended. Jesse
Infiniti G37 - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - San Antonio, Texas
Great mechanic, extremely knowledgeable, and very punctual. Was able to explain everything in detail on what could be giving me problems on my car and fixed my issue well within the time limits he was given for the appointment in a professional manner.

Joseph

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Buick LaCrosse - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Mesquite, Texas
He was awesome! He fixed my car and took the time to really talk to me and explain what was going on with my car. He's very personable, really cool guy. I would definitely recommend him.
Hyundai Tucson - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - McKinney, Texas
Jospeh was awesome! He diagnosed the check engine light issue to be a different part than what it read as on the 1st trip. Then he replaced it today! I would definitely book him again & would recommend him highly. Great guy!

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