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How much does Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chevrolet Impala $152 $71.97 $79.99 15% $179.47
2012 Toyota Venza $226 $129.58 $95.98 12% $258.58
2005 Dodge Dakota $352 $256.29 $95.98 8% $385.29
2011 Lincoln Navigator $191 $95.36 $95.98 14% $224.36
2014 Lexus GX460 $282 $185.98 $95.98 10% $314.98
2008 Ford Mustang $176 $80.35 $95.98 15% $209.35

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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch all about?

Variable valve timing systems have been around since the 1960s in one form or another, but they didn’t start seeing widespread use until the 1990s, when the DOHC system became prominent. They’ve advanced a lot since then, and today, most automakers have their own proprietary variable valve timing system. The variable valve timing switch is a pressure switch, and is designed to be open on a normal basis. It’s located at the VVT solenoid inside the engine and is responsible for telling the car’s computer if oil pressure was delivered to the VVT system. After pressure has been delivered, the switch closes, creating a voltage drop to 0. The car’s computer interprets this as a positive signal of oil pressure delivery. If the variable valve timing switch fails or reads incorrectly, it can cause the engine to run rough and fuel economy will be affected. The Check Engine light will come on with variable valve timing codes.

Keep in mind:

  • If the VVT switch fails, the Check Engine light will illuminate with a fault code.
  • The VVT switch is an electronic component, and can fail due to exposure to high heat and poor engine maintenance practices such as irregular oil changes.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) switch is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) switch is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) switch is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) switch operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) switch operation

Our recommendation:

The variable valve timing switch is an internal part, and cannot be checked visually. Aside from regular maintenance during the process of oil changes, there are no preventative measures you can take against VVT switch failure. If your car’s Check Engine light is on and associated VVT symptoms are present, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the problem.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch?

  • Rough engine operation
  • Reduced fuel economy
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

With a faulty variable valve timing pressure switch, your VVT system cannot operate correctly or may not operate at all. This will have a significant impact on overall engine performance, and can lead to serious damage. We recommend having your engine inspected immediately for any suspected VVT switch related problems and repaired as soon as possible.

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Number of Reviews

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Matthew

32 years of experience
845 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
Mini Cooper - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement - Hampton, Virginia
Highly professional n very personable. His mechanics knowledge n experience, backed by his ASE certification, was quite evident. Showed on time n quickly went to work. He was both diligent n quiet...and cleaned area upon job completion. With his honesty n persona, a friendship could easily develop. I would highly recommend Matthew for any future repair considerations.
Nissan Altima - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Hampton, Virginia
Matt was very professional, arrived early, and explained everything in layman terms for me. There was a small glitch in the ordering of parts but Matt stepped in and took care of it. Did the repair and kept in touch with me via text while I was working. So glad I found this company and Matt!

James

15 years of experience
39 reviews
James
15 years of experience
GMC Terrain - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - San Antonio, Texas
Mr Porter was excellent, thorough, and explained all services that need to be done. He is easy to work with. Highly recommended. Jesse
Infiniti G37 - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - San Antonio, Texas
Great mechanic, extremely knowledgeable, and very punctual. Was able to explain everything in detail on what could be giving me problems on my car and fixed my issue well within the time limits he was given for the appointment in a professional manner.

James

29 years of experience
678 reviews
James
29 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Windermere, Florida
Have used many YM’s. Big Fan of James. He is honest, works fast and communicates. Will definitely use him again and again
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.

Joseph

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Joseph
32 years of experience
Buick LaCrosse - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Mesquite, Texas
He was awesome! He fixed my car and took the time to really talk to me and explain what was going on with my car. He's very personable, really cool guy. I would definitely recommend him.
Hyundai Tucson - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - McKinney, Texas
Jospeh was awesome! He diagnosed the check engine light issue to be a different part than what it read as on the 1st trip. Then he replaced it today! I would definitely book him again & would recommend him highly. Great guy!

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