Volkswagen Transporter Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement.
Learn More

$527.96 - $539.96

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement.
Learn More


Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Estimate for Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen Transporter Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement costs $534 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1990 Volkswagen TransporterH4-2.1LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$965.93Shop/Dealer Price$1196.12 - $1854.74
1966 Volkswagen TransporterH4-1.5LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$965.93Shop/Dealer Price$1196.05 - $1854.61
1975 Volkswagen TransporterH4-1.8LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$965.93Shop/Dealer Price$1196.12 - $1854.74
1971 Volkswagen TransporterH4-1.6LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$971.93Shop/Dealer Price$1201.26 - $1859.22
1964 Volkswagen TransporterH4-1.2LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$965.93Shop/Dealer Price$1198.14 - $1858.26
1978 Volkswagen TransporterH4-2.0LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$965.93Shop/Dealer Price$1194.66 - $1852.17
1964 Volkswagen TransporterH4-1.5LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$965.93Shop/Dealer Price$1192.34 - $1848.11
1965 Volkswagen TransporterH4-1.5LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$971.93Shop/Dealer Price$1200.40 - $1857.72
Show example Volkswagen Transporter Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement prices

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Volkswagen mechanics

Real customer reviews from Volkswagen owners like you.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Volkswagen Transporter Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

11

Rating Summary
10
1
0
0
0
10
1
0
0
0

Mark

9 years of experience
349 reviews
Mark
9 years of experience
Volkswagen Transporter - Brakes, Steering and Suspension Inspection - San Jose, California
Mark is very passionate about cars. He has taken on the challenge of working on my VW bus, and I've been happy with the results. If he sees a problem he works with you to figure out a solution.

Bryant

10 years of experience
294 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Volkswagen Transporter - Car starts and then dies - Indianapolis, Indiana
Bryan was about 90 minutes late to the appointment, but kept me informed during the wait. The situation was not critical, so I was fine with the delay. When he arrived and started to work I better understood the situation - Bryant does a thorough job and really works to get you a solution. My 77 VW Transporter was starting but not running. Bryant spend the better part of the hour tracking down the "bug" in the works and in the end was able to get the bus back to running condition. He went above and beyond and I would not hesitate to recommend the service and Bryant to a friend or family member.

Chet

39 years of experience
440 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Volkswagen Transporter - Fuel Pump - San Diego, California
Chet gets the job done and honestly recommends future items that should be looked at. I am going to request him next time service is needed.

Duane

23 years of experience
378 reviews
Duane
23 years of experience
Volkswagen Transporter - Brake System Flush - San Diego, California
This was our first using Your Mechanic & we are very pleased with process. Duane arrived on time working on our vehicle on a Sunday. All repair work was done to our satisfaction. We would recommend Duane and will use the company's services in the future.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Volkswagen Transporter Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

11

Rating Summary
10
1
0
0
0
10
1
0
0
0
Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON
Number of Volkswagen Transporter services completed
121+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Volkswagen MECHANICS
800+
experts on our platform

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com