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Vvt Solenoids Beams 3s-ge; autos an manuals r they same parts
Topic Started: Oct 22 2017, 12:02 AM (135 Views)
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hi all
mechanic says i have to replace both solenoids expensive $320 apiece so lookin at gettin second hand ones for now just wonderin if they are the same in both auto an manuals

been havn trouble for last two weeks with car RS200 1999 altezza auto ..... wife drove home an said car revs are high when drivin an check eng light came on... so i jump in an fang up road to see for myself an yep eng light on an revs are up 1000 rpm so when stoppin at lights or something the car is tryn to pull forward ( idles high also in netural) strange when ur under braking the brakes will go hard to push an then u have to put in netural so they go back to spongey feelin

so go to mechcanics an explain this they check an brakes nothin wrong then they check vvt solenoids an had both out an seemed like they were stiiff so they tryed to lube an unstiffen them. replaced the old ones to let us know we have to replace em

ok so i price new freak out an look for second hand ones. i go to wreckers to find them they only have right hand side an tell me that left hand seem to be ones that fail so he asked if the mechcanic run car for codes i said no so he did an came up with PO135 oxy sensor heater circuit (bank1 sensor1) an P1354 VVT system malfunction ( bank2) exaust side
he sold me a secondhand oxy sensor sayin that should take care of the eng check light till vvt are replaced so i fitted it an reset ecu an took for a drive hoping for a miracle but didnt come. but eng check light came on 10 metres up the road (yay) drive for a bit longer an eng light goes out ( fist pump) thinkn it may be fixed i go home an then the rpm goes up 1500 2000 revs an now is worse than before ( thumbs down)

so now im lookin to find some vvt solenoids but needto know if there the same in auto an manuals

anyone had this happen to them
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I'd be thinking about resetting the ECU by taking the battery off overnight and then trying the car again after (idle will be mental possibly for around 30 miles or so while the ECU relearns) and then if still now change after a day or the light comes back on then use the paper clip method to read the codes yourself and see what it shows up as coming back after the reset and the replacement O2 sensor :)
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