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2014 Ram C/V $196 $100.19 $95.98 14% $229.19
2010 Ford Taurus $201 $105.18 $95.98 14% $234.18
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque $146 $49.79 $95.98 18% $178.79
2009 Acura RDX $265 $168.93 $95.98 11% $297.93
2012 Audi S5 $185 $88.56 $95.98 15% $217.56

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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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Recent Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch Replacement reviews

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Jimmi

27 years of experience
147 reviews
Jimmi
27 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Winter Park, Florida
Jimmi is a top-tier mechanic! Very knowledgeable, informative and he works fast to get the job done. Originally the estimated time said about 2 and a half hours however Jimmi was able to fix my car in an hour! He also recommended services that needed to be done on my car soon and offered different options that meet my flexibility financially and time-wise. Overall Jimmi is excellent!
Infiniti Q50 - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Orlando, Florida
He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He completed service in a timely manner. Will be booking him again for follow up service.

Shawn

12 years of experience
164 reviews
Shawn
12 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - New Holland, Pennsylvania
Always great, exactly what I need. Addressed the issue quickly and professionally. Polite, great guy.
Ram 1500 - Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Shawn a very nice person got here on time answered all my questions very nice guy if I need a Mechanic I will ask for him again.

Matthew

33 years of experience
1020 reviews
Matthew
33 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

16 years of experience
39 reviews
James
16 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.

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