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How to Replace Variable Valve Timing Solenoid 05-09 Audi A4

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  1. step : Removing the Variable Timing Valve (VVT) Solenoid (0:39)
    • Disconnect the cam control valve
    • Pry the connector from the wiring harness
    • Remove the two T20 Torx screw from the VVT solenoid
    • Turn the valve to loosen it
    • Pull the valve up and out
  2. step : Installing the Variable Timing Valve (VVT) Solenoid (1:59)
    • Apply motor oil to the O-ring
    • Insert grease to the head of the T20 bolts or use a magnet
    • Insert and tighten the T20 bolts into place
    • Reconnect the wiring harness
    • Press the wiring harness connector into place

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks!

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the camshaft control valve. This is a 2007 Audi A4 with the 2.0-liter motor, and this control valve's the same for all Audis with the 2.0 turbo. You'll need a new control valve from, T20 Torx driver with a socket ratchet extension, a large screwdriver, and a magnet will help you out.

The cam control valve is on the rear of your engine on the passenger side right here. Disconnect it, there's a tab right on top, push it on, press the tab down, disconnect, and then you'll want to take and use a flat blade screwdriver to pull and pry this connector off just so you can move this harness around. There are two T20 screws that hold it in. Ideally, you'd remove this bracket but it takes a special twelve point socket, so as an alternative, what we did is just gently pry the bracket away a little bit so you can access that screw. Bad idea, I have to get around. Grab the screws, I think I should just be able to turn the valve and loosen it up, and pull it up and out.

Here's the original part from the vehicle, and the new part from 1A Auto, you can see it's exactly the same. The new part from 1A Auto's going to install just like the original, we've already put just a little bit of motor oil on the O-ring to make sure it goes in there easily.

Put it down into place, now we've got to put this screw down in there, we've got our Torx driver, we just put a bunch of grease on the head just to create a little bit of a stick, the bolt will stick on there. The best thing is having a magnetic bit, but if you don't have the magnetic bit, you can try to magnetize it or, again, the grease just acts like a little bit of a glue to help hold it onto the bit while you put it down in. Put it down in, now we'll just tighten them up, plug our harness back in, and get this back in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Magnet - Extendable

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Engine Oil

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Socket Extensions

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Star Drivers & Sockets

  • T20 Driver

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2005 - 2008  Audi  A4
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2009 - 2009  Audi  TT
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07-09 VW EOS; 12-13 Golf; 06-08 GTI, Jetta, Passat w/2.0L; 05-07 Jetta; 06-07 Rabbit w/2.5L VVT Slnd

VW Audi Variable Valve Timing Solenoid Dorman 917-271

This part replaces:

  • Dorman 917-271
  • Wells TS1066
  • OE # 06F 109 257C
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