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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Estimate for Saturn LW2

Saturn LW2 Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement costs $207 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2000 Saturn LW2V6-3.0LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$312.23Shop/Dealer Price$378.93 - $547.21
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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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Jose
23 years of experience
Saturn LW2 - Oil Change - Vallejo, California
Good mechanic, really knows his business. Having him come to my home to fix and service my car is fantastic. I'll definitely will have him back for future service or repairs.

Honorio

17 years of experience
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Honorio
17 years of experience
Saturn LW2 - Car is making a noise - Menlo Park, California
Honorio arrived super on time, 1 min before my appointment! He is knowledgeable and patient enough to explain all the issues to me. I got quote for several services (timing belt and stuff), and he told me some of the service other car shop told me was unnecessary. Very honest and friendly man, and I would definitely get his help again. Thank you very much!

James

28 years of experience
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James
28 years of experience
Saturn Vue - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Orlando, Florida
Very nice guy and did a great job. Was very knowledgeable and helped me out with whatever I needed for my car.

Robert

40 years of experience
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Robert
40 years of experience
Saturn Aura - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Houston, Texas
Great mechanic and great customer service most definitely will use him next time!!!

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