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Old 02-28-2011, 09:50 AM   #91
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What is supposed to happen when I unplug the solenoid while it's running...I unplugged mine and absolutely nothing happened
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:54 AM   #92
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The VCT solenoid works with oil pressure, it receives a signal from the ECM when the camshaft needs to be rotated either in the advanced mode or retarded mode depending on engine load and speed.The VCT solenoid is able to accomplish that by altering the oil flow in the passages that lead to the cam phaser(s), there are passages to advance the valve timing ( open the valves earlier), and passages that direct the oil to retard the valve timing ( open them later)
So if you unplug it you probably would not notice. However it is there for the reason above, so it is not something that should be ignored or just unplugged. Why did you try unplugging it in the first place?
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:05 AM   #93
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I unplugged it to see if it would make a difference or not but I plugged it right back in...I'm picking up the parts today to change them out
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Wow, this really has taken off. Way to keep it up gille! I'm glad to see a few positive responses, I hope others are seeing the results I saw in mine. What ended up happening with your tick after installing a new solenoid!?
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Wow, this really has taken off. Way to keep it up gille! I'm glad to see a few positive responses, I hope others are seeing the results I saw in mine. What ended up happening with your tick after installing a new solenoid!?

my dealership (east peoria, il) incorrectly emailed me and said the parts were in when they weren't. I believe the solenoids are coming from Chicago and the seals are coming from Detroit... so I am assuming I will have all the parts by Wednesday and will be able to do the work then.
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My dealership have the solenoids in stock but I had to order the seals and they will be in tomorrow by 1 o'clock!
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Alright, finally some feedback! So what are we at now? Two people with a similar problem and this has been the solution? I will start up a new thread with the vids/pics and responses from everyone who is attempting to make this work. I will talk to the admins about moving everything related over to a new thread so it can continue under a more appropriate title.
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On another forum, I posted a similar post giving credit where it was due, and a guy posted he did this, and his tick was gone for about a week after replacing both sides and came back. He had an 04 with 170k miles as well...
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He replaced both solenoids??and it came back??

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Yup.... he said it came back in a week... so waiting to hear about StuckZipper's experience.... I haven't had mine a week.
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