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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Estimate for Saab 9-5

Saab 9-5 Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement costs $213 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2001 Saab 9-5V6-3.0L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$274.73Shop/Dealer Price$332.12 - $472.34
2005 Saab 9-5L4-2.3L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$371.11Shop/Dealer Price$452.53 - $664.97
2011 Saab 9-5L4-2.0L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$174.21Shop/Dealer Price$206.47 - $271.30
2011 Saab 9-5V6-2.8L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$272.95Shop/Dealer Price$327.53 - $461.26
2000 Saab 9-5L4-2.3L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$371.11Shop/Dealer Price$454.61 - $668.62
2001 Saab 9-5L4-2.3L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$371.11Shop/Dealer Price$451.13 - $662.53
2002 Saab 9-5V6-3.0L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$274.73Shop/Dealer Price$328.34 - $465.71
2010 Saab 9-5V6-2.8L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$272.95Shop/Dealer Price$326.67 - $459.76
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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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Robert
29 years of experience
Saab 9-5 - Valve Cover Gasket - San Jose, California
Fast service - I like it. Good communication, explain everything that's is going on in work process. Good job - thanks.

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7 years of experience
Saab 9-5 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Suffern, New York
Luis was prompt, very friendly and thorough in his communication, he offered advice and additional follow-up to his inspection, would definitely recommend him to others.

Joshua

25 years of experience
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Joshua
25 years of experience
Saab 9-5 - Battery - Benicia, California
Joshua did a superb job, "phenomenal",...I can't say enough good things about Joshua and his service. His knowledge about all makes of vehicles is impressive. He truly seemed to care about my vehicle and providing quality service. He definitely went the extra mile explaining every detail and then, saved me a ton by knowing what he was doing, and not trying to up sell me on products. As a single mom who works full time, I really appreciate his honesty. I think this is the first time I have not been 'ripped off' by a dealer or auto shop in ages. THANK YOU Joshua!!! I drove the SAAB today. First time in 8-9 months, and after your service and care, she ran GREAT! Best in years! I highly recommend Joshua, and love this concept, "Your Mechanic". THANK YOU BOTH! Very much appreciated! I will be calling again for my other car AND have already referred two friends. Thank you again...did I say, "Thank you"! p.s. Joshua even went the extra mile to fix a broken light, removed it. We just happen to be talking about it and, ...then he took care of it! So awesome. Definitely hire this guy! KTb, Benicia, CA

Whitney

37 years of experience
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Whitney
37 years of experience
Saab 9-5 - Oil/Fluid Leak - San Jose, California
Good job, thanks Whitney for the help detecting my problems and recommendations for OIL leak around my SAAB engine.

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