VVT Solenoids

Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid from Standard Motor Products

Variable valve timing (VVT) solenoids can fail due to low engine oil levels and/or irregularly changed engine oil or filters. Standard® VVT Solenoids, a high-quality replacement, feature hard anodized components to ensure proper performance and long service life.

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Solutions for High-Failure Applications

Every variable valve timing system is slightly different. But following these three general rules will ensure proper performance.

  1. Regularly service the engine oil and filter
  2. Use the manufacturer’s required engine oil type
  3. Service the engine oil and filter after you install new solenoids or sprockets


The GM 2.4L and Toyota 3.0L and 3.3L are known to have high failure rates for VVT solenoids. Standard® has these applications covered.

Rattling Noises and Unstable Idle on GM 2.4L

Years: 2017-2006
Make: GM
Engine: 2.4L
Common DTCs: P0011, P0014, P0016 and P0017
Symptoms: Rattling noise at startup, unstable idle
Solution: Change the engine oil and filter during maintenance intervals and following solenoid replacement
Parts for the job: VVT2000K

Rattling Noises and Unstable Idle on GM 2.4L

Rough Idle on Toyota 3.0L and 3.3L

Years: 2008-2000
Make: Toyota
Engines: 3.0L and 3.3L
Common DTC: P1354
Symptoms: Rough idle
Solution: Maintain regular engine oil change intervals. When replacing the solenoids, replace the engine oil and filter.
Parts for the job: VVT2001K

Rough Idle on Toyota 3.0L and 3.3L

Standard®-manufactured VVT Solenoids undergo extensive measurement and life testing, plus a full spectrum of environmental analysis. This regimen includes thermal shock, thermal cycling, salt spray, vibration, storage tests, dirty oil test and more.

A Closer Look: Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoids and Sprockets

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