Ford Festiva Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Location

Average rating from customers who
received a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement.
Learn More

$286.04 - $298.04

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement.
Learn More


Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Estimate for Ford Festiva

Ford Festiva Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement costs $292 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1993 Ford FestivaL4-1.3LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$482.09Shop/Dealer Price$591.25 - $886.93
1988 Ford FestivaL4-1.3LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$482.09Shop/Dealer Price$591.32 - $887.06
1992 Ford FestivaL4-1.3LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$488.09Shop/Dealer Price$596.46 - $891.54
1991 Ford FestivaL4-1.3LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$482.09Shop/Dealer Price$593.34 - $890.58
1989 Ford FestivaL4-1.3LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$482.09Shop/Dealer Price$589.86 - $884.49
1990 Ford FestivaL4-1.3LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$488.09Shop/Dealer Price$595.41 - $889.71
Show example Ford Festiva Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement prices

Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid all about?

Variable valve timing (VVT) helps to provide smoother idling, better power delivery for everyday needs, improved fuel economy, and superior emissions control. In order to achieve all of these tasks, your VVT system requires a number of different components including the variable valve timing solenoid. The VVT solenoid is responsible for changing the position of the camshafts in the engine. It works on oil pressure, and can either advance or retard cam position to provide the right performance from the engine. Each camshaft is equipped with a VVT solenoid, which is capable of altering the supply of oil pressure to the camshaft depending on the speed and load of the engine. If the VVT solenoid is not working properly, the Check Engine light will come on and your engine will perform noticeably worse.

Keep in mind:

  • The most common cause for VVT solenoid problems is dirty oil, which clogs the screen that sits between the solenoid and the VVT pressure switch.
  • If the solenoid doesn’t operate, the VVT system will remain disengaged, which can adversely impact engine performance, fuel economy and more.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Because the solenoid is located at the camshaft (near the VVT switch), it cannot be inspected on a regular basis. The only time it will be inspected is if you are experiencing problems with the VVT system, or the Check Engine light illuminates and the computer provides a camshaft position or VVT system related code. If you do experience variable valve timing issues, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid?

  • Vehicle gets poor fuel economy
  • Engine performance is diminished
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is equipped with a variable valve timing system, it needs to operate as designed for proper performance and fuel efficiency. If your vehicle’s VVT solenoid is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to regain your lost performance.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Ford mechanics

Real customer reviews from Ford owners like you.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Ford Festiva Service

Average Rating

5/5

Number of Reviews

4

Rating Summary
4
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0

Vladimir

9 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
9 years of experience
Ford Festiva - Water Pump - Sacramento, California
Very professional and knowledgeable, even when played around with my kids when they were being annoying. Great guy. Definitely using him in the future and referring him to others.

Caster

27 years of experience
176 reviews
Caster
27 years of experience
Ford Festiva - Check Engine Light is on - Rohnert Park, California

Ralph

37 years of experience
139 reviews
Ralph
37 years of experience
Ford Festiva - Water Pump Replacement - Bonney Lake, Washington
He knew what to do on a very tricky job. Best mechanic I've dealt with in last 15 years.

David

10 years of experience
225 reviews
David
10 years of experience
Ford Festiva - Service Battery/cables - Shawnee Mission, Kansas
David is and awesome mechanic and i appreciate the work he did on my car.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Ford Festiva Service

Average Rating

5/5

Number of Reviews

4

Rating Summary
4
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
Number of Ford Festiva services completed
44+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Ford MECHANICS
1500+
experts on our platform

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com