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old style VVt valve to new style question

Post by darrylrobert »

I got a fault code for my VVt valve, so i removed it and after watching some informative youtube videos tested it and fairly sure its faulty.

Applyed 12v to it and it clicks but nothing moves. Reversed polarity and same thing.

Found my spare VVt valve and it tested but the plug is different took a guess all green was ground and green/white was 12v.

Is this valve non polarity? only two wires one goes to 12v the other goes to the ECM...
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Post by abscate »

Green Orange takes 12 Volts DC from the main really 2/32 via fuse 11B/5

Yellow Brown is the control signal which is grounded by the ECM to control VVT solenoid position

Polarity will be important.

The new style was designed for cars with DUAL VVT, so the connectors don't bump into each other - functionally identical to the old.

The solenoid shunts oil on a duty cycle , so it won't click open and closed like a typical one.

Fault codes for VVT are pretty reliable, and a junkyard is good source for replacement.
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Post by oragex »

I noticed no polarity when I tested mine. If it clicks when the engine is HOT - so when the solenoid is hot as well, it's fine, it's hard to see the thing moving inside www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3w3kLF0-I4

VVT solenoid codes may also come if the VVT hub was not pre-tensioned. When you look at the hub from the side (pop the cover), the three securing bolts, are they in the middle of their groove ?

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Ok my wire colours are different, according to this wiring diagram from 2002 v70 i am just going to connect wire from connector pin1 to pin1 of the new connector. Fingers crossed that should work.

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Post by - Pete - »

Look closely at the plug ends. You should be able to identify numbers in very small print in/on the electrical connector housing, use your original for reference. I had to do this on our 2001.
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Put the one with12vdc on it (key on) onto terminal1
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Post by darrylrobert »

Ok thanks all, here are some pics for anyone doing the same.

2001 xc70 wires are red/yellow ecm connector 2, blue/grey 12v terminal 1
2002 xc70 wires are blue/white ecm connector 2, blue/grey 12v terminal 1

Ive read some posts of people buying these in a kit without the plug
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Old vvt to new vvt
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2001 vvt to 2002vvt wiring
2001 vvt to 2002vvt wiring
1981 260 GLE converted to 240 M46 after auto box failure
1987 740t auto converted to M47
1997 V70t5 auto converted to M56
1998 V70 factory M56 (parts car)
2001 XC70 factory M58
2002 XC70 auto (parts car)

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