Auto-Zone- "Engine Variable Timing Solenoid"- Dorman 917-010 - 61.99Thanks to the OP, as i used this thread for some instruction yesterday. Although, when i unplugged the electric connector there was a little bit of oil inside the connector of the solenoid itself.
So unfortunately i need a new one :ugh:. I found out the hard way that its a dealer only item, and they didnt even need one. I needed to get it out of my dads shop so i put the old one back in. The best price, at my dads cost was $129. Does anyone know of a better price?
The Variable Timing Solenoid is the same part.My parts source says this unit is also called a Variable Timing Solenoid. Is this the same part? I don't see the unit called a CPAS on line.
It will not come out unless the power steering pump is removed for clearance . You do no need to remove the hoses. Just loosen the pump mounting bolts and move it enough to get the solenoid out.Is it necessary to loosen/remove the power steering pump for access to the CPAS? Or does it simply ease the procedure?
If rough idle is only when stopped in drive and goes away in Park or neutral then it could be motor mounts FYI.Going to perform this later on in the week. Found the part on Amazon for $27.55 with shipping so definitely not an expensive item to replace. I already did the TB cleaning and still have the rough idle so maybe this will fix it up. Vehicle is about 10 years old so it has to be about time to start replacing things right? http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-917-010-Variable-Timing-Solenoid/dp/B004AIIYTW
Wow, just about the same thing happened here. I finally got around to doing the thermostat and the CPAS this afternoon and when I got everything together and started it up, it idled great for a total of 4 minutes. After I turned it off then back on again, it started almost dying out and throwing P0017 and P0106 errors. Any suggestions out there? As a FYI, it also has a PCM tune on it so not sure if that is causing any problems not that I swapped out the CPAS.Have a 2003 TB EXT...been a great car. Have emissions in Atlanta area so I got codes for Cam sensor and the thermostat...(failed open). While I was doing cam sensor I decided to look at the connector for the actuator solenoid...had oil in it..so I bought one and replaced it too. Did Cam sensor last evening and then drove the vehicle...ran better. Today I did the solenoid (less than an hour) and the thermostat...which is a pain to do, but take your time you can get through it. I took the battery out to ease access to the alternator/thermostat area....got it done, filled it up....and started...runs like dirt. Any suggestions? Reset the system? Figure I'll clean throttle body tomorrow but throwing a P0300 code now and missing pretty good at multiple RPM/Speeds. Is there anything that i need to do to reset the car after the solenoid is replaced??? Thanks in advance.