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TBIDDY83 02-01-2013 04:44 PM

03 Focus SVT vct solenoid problem
Been having problems with power loss in the svt so I had the trouble codes pulled and it turns out that the vct solenoid is bad. So my question is where is the cheapest place to buy a new one. Thanks

bd8134 02-05-2013 03:21 PM

Tousley Ford Parts is a great resource.

macdiesel 06-09-2013 12:59 PM

No cheap place, only cheaper to buy. Price just shot up to over $200. And that's from tousley ford

waraya 06-09-2013 07:52 PM

found this

GBPackFan 06-09-2013 09:05 PM

I have the one off my '02 SVT that is going to the salvage yard on Tuesday (6/11). If you can't afford a new one ( I heard from a reputable source that Ford tripled the price on these) I'll sell you my used one. PM with a realistic offer and include your zip code so I get an accurate shipping rate.

macdiesel 06-10-2013 07:12 PM


Originally Posted by waraya (Post 4770602)

It's cheaper thru tousley.

GBPackFan 06-11-2013 05:29 AM


Originally Posted by macdiesel (Post 4771984)
It's cheaper thru tousley.

It's SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper through me. I have 1 VCT solenoid including the pig tail available and ready to go. PM me if interested. It is used, and has 139k miles on it, but ran until the day that my ecu decided to wipe itself clean.

mbradican 06-16-2013 07:24 AM

Is there a good way to clean these? Mine got stuck with 117k on it. It threw a P1381 code, but when I pulled it out and cleaned it with carb cleaner the car ran fine. I'll probably end up ordering one, but for the time being I'm wondering what the best way to clean it is. I ohmed the solenoid and it came out at 10-11 ohms. I think that's a good reading. I've heard brake cleaner is good on these things. Any ideas?

p0sitivevibez 06-18-2013 02:51 PM

I'm having this problem as well. I had my car on blocks for 6 months while I was replacing the clutch and everything else.

It's $200 through Steve at Tousley Ford. Over $400 if you go just through Ford. Why the price rose like 200% I have no idea. But grab a new valve cover gasket, some brake cleaner and follow this thread

Sometimes the solenoids get gunked up and "stuck", which what i think has happened to mine from sitting unused for 6 months. The gaskets are cheap enough that if this doesn't work after cleaning it with brake cleaner, you can order a new one from Steve or grab the used one from GBPackFan.

The VCT solenoid and gasket part #s are 2M5Z6L713 AA and 2M5Z6584 AB (per that thread above!)

macdiesel 06-18-2013 08:45 PM

You don't need to change the valve cover gasket to swap out the solenoid?

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