Quantcast 2004 Ford F150 VCT solenoid { Variable Cam Timing| Replacement...With Pics.! - Ford Truck Club Forum




Home






Forum






Gallery






Garage






Blog






Arcade






Settings






New Posts






TOTM






Vote




Remember Me?
       Join for free!




Search






How-To's






Unanswered






FTC Toolbar






Social Sites






Register




 
Ford Truck Club Forum > FORD F-100 | F-150 SERIES > 2004-2008 Ford F150



Welcome to FordTruckClub.net
Welcome to FordTruckClub.net, the internet's premier Ford truck community! You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view discussions and access other forum features. By joining our free online community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Forgot your password? click here.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:16 PM
pete59edsel's Avatar
pete59edsel pete59edsel is offline

Stay thirsty my friends... stay thirsty.
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,176
Images: 100
Likes : 4,294,967,295
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default 2004 Ford F150 VCT solenoid { Variable Cam Timing| Replacement...With Pics.!

This is a Ford dealer part only...Engine code P0012 : Variable cam timing over-retarded. Bank 1--Drivers side. Old and new shown here.


The VCT solenoid is tucked behind here on the drivers side, behind the power steering filler, 3 bolts and set aside....



Here the VCT is in all its glory...


You must remove this before you see the above photo, just use a screw driver to pop off, do not damage cause it all that keeps oil and outside junk from entering your valve cover...



To remove the VCT, you need a T-30 hex and it needs to be long or you will not be able to get to it.



Look, the VCT is removed, do not worry about the hex bolt falling out, it can"t, but as you are removing the solenoid, pull up on it as you unscrew it.




The power steering filler removed...just put aside.



After I finished installing the VCT solenoid in the truck, took it for a test drive, WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!, plenty of power throughout and very responsive.

Just for kicks and giggles, here is the location of the passengers side VCT solenoid.

Easy replacement, reason I replaced it was cause of the code, after all was said and done, I want to replace the passenger side, but no code so I may wait, cost of the VCT solenoid is 150.00 and some change...check out my pic in my folder it has a few more pic and explanations. Any questions feel free to ask, that's why we have this forum!!





  #2  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
Bates88's Avatar
Bates88 Bates88 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Center of B.C
Posts: 3,280
Images: 146
Likes : 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Good thread PETE!

BATES

"If you see this in your rear view mirror.........MOVE!"
Banks & PHP Powered
4wheels are for guys who can't drive with 2


  #3  
Old October 22nd, 2010, 09:00 PM
pete59edsel's Avatar
pete59edsel pete59edsel is offline

Stay thirsty my friends... stay thirsty.
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,176
Images: 100
Likes : 4,294,967,295
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Thanks Bates....here is what a VCT solenoid does\\is..
VCT or Variable Cam Timing solenoid is a device used in modern engines to change camshaft position timing in relevance to engine speed and engine timing allowing the engine to produce more horsepower without adding excessive overlap to the camshaft design.
The way the VCT Solenoid works is as follows:
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)

The purpose of the VCT or Variable Cam Timing system is to allow the engine to move larger volumes of air in and out of the cylinders to generate maximum horsepower.
Vehicles with DOHC ( Dual Overhead Cam ) engines usually have two VCT solenoids mounted in each cylinder head, one for each camshaft, allowing the Engine Control Computer to activate each VCT timing mechanism in each Camshaft separately.
NOTE: The Cam phaser is mounted on the front of the camshaft(s) it is driven by the engine's timing chain or timing belt depending on the engine's design.





  #4  
Old October 23rd, 2010, 11:34 AM
2004FX4F150's Avatar
2004FX4F150 2004FX4F150 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Live on the outskirts of Philly, little town called Collingdale.
Posts: 3,486
Images: 75
Likes : 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Pete what code were you kicking? And is this a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it part?"






A tattoo is a permanent symbol of temporary insanity





  #5  
Old October 23rd, 2010, 02:32 PM
pete59edsel's Avatar
pete59edsel pete59edsel is offline

Stay thirsty my friends... stay thirsty.
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,176
Images: 100
Likes : 4,294,967,295
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

Engine code P0012....and yes, if it aint broke..no touchy touchy..but you dont know until you get a code.





  #6  
Old October 23rd, 2010, 02:42 PM
2004FX4F150's Avatar
2004FX4F150 2004FX4F150 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Live on the outskirts of Philly, little town called Collingdale.
Posts: 3,486
Images: 75
Likes : 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ahhhh, gotcha. Any rhyme or reason why this part goes?






A tattoo is a permanent symbol of temporary insanity





  #7  
Old October 23rd, 2010, 02:59 PM
pete59edsel's Avatar
pete59edsel pete59edsel is offline

Stay thirsty my friends... stay thirsty.
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,176
Images: 100
Likes : 4,294,967,295
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

No, just like anything else...sometime ya just gotta let go..





  #8  
Old October 25th, 2010, 01:23 PM
nine5flareside's Avatar
nine5flareside nine5flareside is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,576
Images: 1117
Likes : 40
Liked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Default

Very good post, I will be copying this to its own HTML page and placing a link to it in the FTC Resources Directory. Thank you Pete!




  #9  
Old October 25th, 2010, 07:08 PM
pete59edsel's Avatar
pete59edsel pete59edsel is offline

Stay thirsty my friends... stay thirsty.
 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,176
Images: 100
Likes : 4,294,967,295
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Default

No problem....

Here is the part number...makes it easier....3L3Z-6M280-EA Solenoid





  #10  
Old October 26th, 2010, 05:26 PM
JSoko's Avatar
JSoko JSoko is offline

 

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northwest Georgia
Posts: 12,976
Images: 587
Likes : 22
Liked 116 Times in 98 Posts
Default

Yes VERY good info Pete
I more and more see why FORD ask us to use that water thin 5w20

dont get me wrong about the water comment some things I own get 20w50or straight 30w, I have read where the wrong oil contributed to cam phaser and VCT problems
Kevin Thompson once told me the reason for the thin oil was smaller oil gallerys, tighter tolerances and the one that I cant forget "cause FORD says so"

Pete with all this post with pics you would'nt be no techno geek huh



For Those Who Fought For It...
Freedom Has A Taste The Protected Will Never Know.












Thread Tools
Display Modes


(View-All Members who have read this thread : 64
05f150xlt , 2rlFamFord , adamfx4 , allthingsford , Banjo_EarlFX4 , BigBlue79 , bigfish21 , BigT67 , Booba5185 , Brent , bubbaneck , Chowdah , David K. , DIRTYD , Ditchdragah , DoubleDee , drewtimmerman , EFFalcon , elwray , f150fordguy , francisco , Frankie , freddd885 , ghalsall , glc , Grinchman , HawaiianF150 , infoleather , JakesTruck , jerryodom , JOEF150 , JOHNNY WINDSOR , jotrav , JSoko , ketiw , Klitch , ladysmoke , marmaduke , matttrox , mellyon , micha , Michael Shropshire , mogea1 , MR_Pete , nine5flareside , paverman , pete59edsel , rags2013 , rodmotor , Rodrigo , rshirley8002 , Russo2 , sbuc950940 , skatebowd , SSDconvert , StangLover , Tim's Truck , Todd Ector , togtechs , Tritan Blues , username0669 , wheelock auto , wrongway , Yummy

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2004 F150 Failed Emissions Inspection in PA 2004FX4F150 2004-2008 Ford F150
33 December 21st, 2011 10:19 AM
S&b cai f150 2004 cheap! 2004FX4F150 Auto Parts For Sale
4 October 17th, 2010 12:06 PM
1995 F150 302 REBUILD parts pics nine5flareside 1992-1996 Ford F150
6 April 30th, 2010 09:27 AM
2004 Ford Diesel 24" Lift 950HP 20K Miles $32,000 SS FatMan General Discussion
9 March 11th, 2010 11:32 PM

Tags
2004 , cam , f150 , ford , pics , replacementwith , solenoid , timing| , variable , vct

Forum Jump









FordTruckClub.net is not authorized, endorsed or affiliated with the Ford Motor Company
or any of their subsidiaries. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.