Variable Valve Timing Switch Replacement at your home or office in Lake Forest.

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YourMechanic Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Switch Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

166

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Joel

20 years of experience
766 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
He did a great job. I had taken my car to several mechanics and he was the first to fix the problem.
Very friendly and explained to me what the part does and showed me on the test results after he replaced the part

Milenko

16 years of experience
87 reviews
Milenko
16 years of experience
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
Very Professional and knowledgeable excellent customer service

Sergio

9 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
9 years of experience
Was on time and very professional, also answered all my questions.

Patrick

7 years of experience
48 reviews
Patrick
7 years of experience
The process delivered an outstanding customer experience end to end. The tech was very knowledgeable and completed the job in an excellent manner. .

Michael

47 years of experience
124 reviews
Michael
47 years of experience
Excellent mechanic. I would highly recommend him. A++++

Isai

26 years of experience
230 reviews
Isai
26 years of experience
He knows what he is doing. 

Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Tien is amazing, he is very knowledgable and friendly. Goes way above and beyond my expectations. Will definetly call to have Tien Service my cars.

Jamahl

19 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
19 years of experience
Courteous, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely use services again.

Jerome

23 years of experience
415 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
Awesome!!!

Josh

15 years of experience
23 reviews
Josh
15 years of experience
Josh is an excellent mechanic. He was punctual for both appointments. He went above and beyond to explainwhat he was doing. He was very knowledgeable offering extra information and answering any questions I had. I've had a lot of negative experience with other mechanics from various garages and parts stores. Josh was nothing like the other experience I've had. I will recommend him and YourMechanic to any and every one that needs any services for their vehicle. Thanks for such great service!


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

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Lake Forest. Our mechanics in Lake Forest 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 in Lake Forest.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Mercury Sable $211 $115.18 $95.98 13% $244.18
2014 Honda Insight $890 $794.14 $95.98 3% $923.14
2010 Chevrolet Colorado $152 $56.08 $95.98 17% $185.08
2006 BMW 330i $384 $288.28 $95.98 7% $417.28
2010 Land Rover Range Rover $335 $239.24 $95.98 8% $368.24
2006 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG $146 $50.18 $95.98 18% $179.18

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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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