Subaru Baja Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement at your home or office.

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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Estimate for Subaru Baja

Subaru Baja Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement costs $242 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2005 Subaru BajaH4-2.5L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$439.85Shop/Dealer Price$538.45 - $802.45
2006 Subaru BajaH4-2.5L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$439.85Shop/Dealer Price$538.52 - $802.58
2006 Subaru BajaH4-2.5LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$309.83Shop/Dealer Price$373.63 - $535.02
2004 Subaru BajaH4-2.5LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$303.83Shop/Dealer Price$370.51 - $534.06
2005 Subaru BajaH4-2.5LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$303.83Shop/Dealer Price$367.03 - $527.97
2003 Subaru BajaH4-2.5LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$444.65Shop/Dealer Price$540.74 - $805.55
2004 Subaru BajaH4-2.5L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$445.85Shop/Dealer Price$542.80 - $805.56
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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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Michael

23 years of experience
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Michael
23 years of experience
Subaru Baja - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Spanaway, Washington
Michael turned up on time, communicated well (I was not there since it was a car I wanted inspected which was 80 miles away). When I previously test drove the car (a 2006 Subaru Baja) it seemed really good but Michael's report raised a number of issues that made me realize that I would have to spend several thousand of $$$ on the car to fix. I was disappointed by his report but he saved me a lot of money in the long run. After he ran the inspection he called me and we discussed the various issues he found which was really helpful. Thanks Mike, I can whole-heartedly recommend him.

Ryan

10 years of experience
47 reviews
Ryan
10 years of experience
Subaru Baja - Oil Change - San Diego, California
Very knowledgeable! Answered questions and was very friendly! Did the job quickly and efficiently!

AL

10 years of experience
185 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Subaru Baja - Crankshaft Harmonic Balancer - Littleton, Colorado
Knowledgeable and very friendly, answered all my questions along the way. Very satisfied with Al's work! 5 stars!

Eduardo

17 years of experience
328 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Subaru Baja - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Houston, Texas
Eduardo has done the job quick and nice. He also patiently answered any questions I had. Highly recommend!

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