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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Estimate for Nissan 200SX

Nissan 200SX Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement costs $393 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Nissan 200SXL4-1.6LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$525.11Shop/Dealer Price$641.27 - $956.27
1997 Nissan 200SXL4-1.6LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$501.11Shop/Dealer Price$617.29 - $932.31
1995 Nissan 200SXL4-1.6LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$501.11Shop/Dealer Price$617.29 - $932.30
1977 Nissan 200SXL4-2.0LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$748.27Shop/Dealer Price$926.21 - $1426.58
1984 Nissan 200SXL4-2.0LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$748.27Shop/Dealer Price$926.26 - $1426.66
1995 Nissan 200SXL4-2.0LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$682.57Shop/Dealer Price$844.11 - $1295.22
1988 Nissan 200SXV6-3.0LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$382.31Shop/Dealer Price$467.13 - $688.42
1984 Nissan 200SXL4-1.8L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$714.29Shop/Dealer Price$882.55 - $1353.16
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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.

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Nissan 200SX L4-1.6L - Top off coolant - Los Angeles, California
Ricardo is awesome. He was so kind and professional. He went above and beyond to fix my daughters car. He explained everything to us in detail and gave us options. He also gave great recommendations for future repairs. He was nothing like other pushy mechanics who lie and cheat you into unnecessary repairs for money. He will be my go to mechanic from now on.

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Nissan 200SX L4-2.0L - Car is shaking or vibrating - Union City, California
Tam is fantastic! He quickly assessed the problem, listened to confirm his suspicions in a test drive. Effectively communicated what needed to be fixed and updated the database before leaving premises. Great work overall!

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Nissan 200SX L4-1.6L - Alternator - Mansfield, Texas
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14 years of experience
Nissan 200SX L4-1.6L - Oil Change - Tacoma, Washington
Cameron completed a difficult oil change, that anyone else would’ve turned down. The oil change was difficult due to the fact that the oil filter had been previously damaged and it was nearly impossible to be taken off. Cameron used the tool he had and made it work. His attitude was great and he stayed positive even though it seemed we weren’t going to be able to do the oil change.

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