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How hard is it to replace the vct Solenoid Valve?..obd code of p1380

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How hard is it to replace the VCT Solenoid Valve? I have OBD code of P1380 and is that the only thing that is needed to be done?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Steve replied 6 years ago.

Steve :

Hello and Welcome to Justanswer, My name is Steve and I am here to try and assist your with your question

Steve :
F8CZ-6L713-AA Variable Camshaft Timing Solenoid
F8CZ-6256-AA Variable Camshaft Timing Sprocket
F8CZ-6M282-AA Sprocket Bolt
Steve :

these are the parts you need and you need to remove the cam

Steve :

would also recomend you replace the timing belt

JACUSTOMER-t7ic0200- :

the solenoid I had replaced was on the outside of the engine with just a hint of it going into the engine.

JACUSTOMER-t7ic0200- :

so you are saying it is more then that?

JACUSTOMER-t7ic0200- :

Hello?

Steve :

hi

Steve :

yes it is more than that

Steve :

also need a sprocket

Steve :

you need all three parts to solve the problem

JACUSTOMER-t7ic0200- :

Is there anyway to test that this is the problem or is that all that a diagnostic would tell us.

Steve :

Sorry, there's no way to test it without special equipment