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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 Volvo V90 Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement is $325 with $211 for parts and $114 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Volvo V90L6-2.9LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$637.55Shop/Dealer Price$774.44 - $1158.11
1997 Volvo V90L6-2.9LService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$613.55Shop/Dealer Price$750.46 - $1134.15
2018 Volvo V90L4-2.0L TurboService typeVariable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid ReplacementEstimate$535.93Shop/Dealer Price$653.43 - $978.90
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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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Amor

43 years of experience
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Amor
43 years of experience
Volvo V90 L6-2.9L - Top off coolant - Palo Alto, California
Didn't initially bring coolant even though job was to top up coolant. Had to leave and come back. But otherwise very smooth.

Brandon

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Volvo V90 L6-2.9L - Oil Change - Raleigh, North Carolina
Brandon was awesome. Very knowledgeable about problems and offered great solutions. Definitely recommending my mechanic

Samuel

11 years of experience
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Volvo S40 L5-2.4L - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Lithonia, Georgia
He was very knowledgeable and told me what I needed. I recommend him and will be requesting him again!

Milenko

17 years of experience
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Milenko
17 years of experience
Volvo S60 L5-2.3L Turbo - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Indianapolis, Indiana
Milenko was terrific! I needed a VVT solenoid replaced and a diagnosis of the overall condition of a used car my son purchased. He was thorough and did an outstanding job of giving us a full and honest assessment of the condition of the car, answering each and every question, and the car runs 10 times better!!! I would highly recommend him and the convenience, quality, and confidence I have in using his service in the future! I might add that he was very personable, and I really appreciated his thorough comments about the car. Definitely felt like someone I knew I could trust

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