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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

How much does a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Nissan 240Z Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement is $427 with $313 for parts and $114 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1970 Nissan 240ZL6-2.4LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$764.87Shop/Dealer Price$933.59 - $1412.75
1972 Nissan 240ZL6-2.4LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$740.87Shop/Dealer Price$909.61 - $1388.79
1973 Nissan 240ZL6-2.4LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$740.87Shop/Dealer Price$909.61 - $1388.78
1971 Nissan 240ZL6-2.4LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$740.87Shop/Dealer Price$909.58 - $1388.74
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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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Theodore
16 years of experience
Nissan 240Z L6-2.4L - Clutch Master Cylinder - Sammamish, Washington
Great job done by Theodre working on my Classic Datsun 240Z!

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33 years of experience
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Matthew
33 years of experience
Nissan Altima L4-2.5L - 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!

Michael

40 years of experience
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Michael
40 years of experience
Nissan Murano V6-3.5L - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Columbus, Ohio
Michael was AWESOME!!! Such an encyclopedic knowledge of extremely beneficial information on car problems/solutions. Even when other mechanics couldn't figure out what the problem was with my car, Michael DID and successfully repaired it. He showed up at my house ON TIME (actually he was 20 minutes Early), he was extremely friendly and most importantly, GENUINE and HONEST, which most auto-mechanics and auto-repair shops are NOT nowadays! He gave me very valuable information on future upkeep on my car and answered ALL of my dozens of questions. He was VERY PROFESSIONAL and I could tell he truly cared about me and didn't try to "snake-me" out of my money on unnecessary repairs like they do in the shops. Because of my satisfaction and experience with Michael today, I'm referring my whole family to him. FIVE STARS!!!!

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Fernando
11 years of experience
Nissan Pathfinder V6-3.5L - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Marysville, Washington
Fernando is very knowledgeable, and explained thoroughly the problem I was having with my vehicle. He is very personable, and fixed the problem in a timely matter. I would definitely book Fernando again.

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