Nissan

Nissan Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Nissan

Can you tell me what garage wires used in intake vvt

Customer Question
Hi can you tell...

Hi can you tell me what garage wires used in intake vvt solenoid bank 2

Mechanic's Assistant: Okay, I'll connect you to the mechanic to discuss this further with you. Before I do, is there anything else you want him to know?

I have an 03 350z

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Nissan
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
7/28/2017
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago
Mechanic01
Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 2,072
Experience: Owner at Baltic investments
Verified

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

Hello how can I help you today!!

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I need to now the gauge of wire used on the vvt solenoid bank 2
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
2003 350z
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

gauge? as in thickness? what are you trying to do?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
There is a short on the wiring as it got frayed and my vvt solenoid is throwing a code for shorting. I am splicing new wire in and the wrong size would mess with resistance
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

it should be a 16 , just dont go lower, ive seen 16 gauge that dosent look like its a 16, use your eyes and make sure its the same or bigger, not all 16 is created equal, I would recommend soldering and heat shrink for that, the connectors cause resistance in the circuit, if its not to far from the connector you can get a new connector and wire harness from nissan and or a junk yard that way you only have one splice. let me know if you have any more questions!

Customer satisfaction is my number one goal. Giving me a 5 star rating would be appreciated very much .You can do this rating at the box on the upper right hand corner. This will not close our chat session and at no extra charge we will still be able to talk about any other issues you may have for free! Providing a rating is the only way I will receive credit for my work with you.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It matches up with 18 gauge actually I used that soldered in but car still sputtering. Would you be able to tell me what color the vvt wires actually are? Or send me a wiring diagram?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok thanks. I found a salvaged Z and got another vvt connector and it is still throwing the code and sputtering. I am going to try and replace the solenoid itself now. But for now these are the codes it is throwingP1134
P0455
P0021
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

ok let me know how that goes and we can go from there

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok so I took out old solenoid and tried with the car ignition on and it was not reacting. So I see that blue and hstuff it's wire that I'm assuming is power is sparking, and the white and green wire was not until I touched it with a grounded portion of the timing cover. So assuming that the wire from harness has a bad ground, I attached that wire back to the solenoid and then bolted it onto the timing cover. Solenoid now reacts. Start the engine and it's very rough idle with slight knocking only at idle. Sputtering came back after a quick drive. I run the codes again and instead of vvt, the code is now 0300 -engine misfire. I unplugged the solenoid while engine on and it's smooth idle.
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

those harnesses are known for rubbing, I would make sure your wires are good.

1. Check the engine oil level and condition. If the engine oil is low, it could set this code.

2. Check scan data for the Intake Valve Timing (IVT) degrees on bank 2. The PID will be displayed as INT/V TIM. Look for around 0° +/- 5° at idle. The degrees should go up on acceleration. Compare bank 2 to bank 1.

3. Unplug the bank 2 IVT control solenoid valve and turn the key on, check the voltage on the two wires of the solenoid connector to determine which one is the power supply wire to the solenoid. The other wire will be the ground wire controlled by the Engine Control Module (ECM).

4. With the engine idling, backprobe and ground the bank 2 IVT control solenoid valve ground wire for a few moments and check if the engine speed drops and runs rough. If so, the solenoid and camshaft sprocket are working. If not, the solenoid could be stuck.

5. The resistance of the IVT solenoids is 7.5 ohms at 70° F.

The Engine Control Module (ECM) sends on/off pulse signals to the Intake Valve Timing (IVT) Control Solenoids to vary the intake valve timing depending on the driving status. The ECM monitors the intake camshaft positions to verify that the camshafts are where they are commanded to be.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
since I grounded the wire mechanically elsewhere do you think it's opening and closing the solenoid sporadically? You say the ECM controls that I have heard ppl with this wire go bad that it fries the ecm could that be an issue?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Solenoid I can see is working when I ground it but it is just opening and closing quickly. I assume the ECM would control how it opens and closes?
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

yes it does it tells the sprocket where to be for better acceleration. and a smoother rpm band, and the wires end up rubbing on the engine and other various spots in the harness and cause all sorts of problems.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
do you think the ecu may have shorted when I plug it in? Unplugged I'm assuming it tries to just run of a preprogrammed map, with it plugged in and externally grounded it seems the solenoid is working randomly.
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

I wouldnt rule that as a problem yet, You would see more codes if it were a ecm, I would check the wiring and make sure everything is ok on that front, a small nick or rub is easy to miss

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
How far back do I have to go to find it?
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

I would just do a full inspection for as much as you can get to, Ive seen weird things with those harnesses over the years

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Well here's the thing, I bought the car with another connector for the solenoid already spliced in. So I'm guessing something happened where there was a short and he rewired a new connector. It's more likely that he didn't just randomly choose a spot in the harness to splice to right? That one short that happened could've fried the portion of the ecu that controls the solenoid no?
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

it could have fried the ecm yes

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok last question I promise, can you look up the two character code for the ecm since each year and models make a difference?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Some say PC some say G9 and so on
Nissan Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 months ago

It shouldnt matter because your going to have to program it to that vehicle, if you dont plan on programing it you have to get a bcm and pcm but I dont know how long that would last with out the programing

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Mechanic01 Your Own Question
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 2,072
2,072 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Owner at Baltic investments

Mechanic01 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was in trouble with an electrical issue with my brand new Nissan. I frantically went online trying to find help and luckily I found your site. I reached a NISSAN tech named RIP. He was absolutely tremendous and helped me work through the issue. What a pro!

cjazLexington, KY

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

Nissan Technician

676 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

589 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

154 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch master tech. 30 years experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Nissan Technician

9,365 satisfied customers

Nissan factory trained and Certified Subaru Technician.

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

562 satisfied customers

34 years of automotive Repair

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

332 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 18 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

92 satisfied customers

Nissan Tech ASE certified technician

< Previous | Next >

Related Nissan Questions
2008 Nissan rouge when you stop sometimes car will not go it
2008 Nissan rouge when you stop sometimes car will not go it will still rev up have to turn car off and back on and then it will move but after you turn car off it will not start battery have 12 volts… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,627 satisfied customers
Troubleshooting a 2012 Nissan Altima and getting a p0744
Troubleshooting a 2012 Nissan Altima and getting a p0744 torque converter clutch circuit intermittent. From what I can tell, it may be a wiring shirt issue. Please provide with a procedure to go about… read more
Chris(aka-Moose)
Chris(aka-Moose)
Nissan Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
676 satisfied customers
I have a 2007 Nissan quest LE and today the air keeps
I have a 2007 Nissan quest LE and today the air keeps blowing from the front vents on the floor but I have all the climate controls turned off. … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
Check engine light. Code ntb12-051d. Stays on. 2011 Nissan
2011 Nissan Maxima, the dealer reset the computer in my car and it came back on … read more
Jake
Jake
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
296 satisfied customers
My drivers side door won't open. It's a 2014 maxima. Door
My drivers side door won't open. It's a 2014 maxima. Door kept beeping. Now it won't open but door is unlocked. … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
I have a 2003 nissan xterra with a p1706 code. The car
I have a 2003 nissan xterra with a p1706 code. The car starts and runs fine. It has caused a service engine light which I need to get rid of. Any suggestions?… read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,644 satisfied customers
2016 versa... steering wheel is locked therefore can't turn
2016 versa... steering wheel is locked therefore can't turn ignition key.. I have done the obvious... wiggled wheel while turning key anlong with applying constant pressure while attempting to turn ke… read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
I have a 2007 Nissan Murano that isn't starting and giving
Hello I have a 2007 Nissan Murano that isn't starting and giving error code U1000 from the research that I've done myself it is a CAN communication failure and is something that is commonly caused on … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Nissan Technician
High School or GED
9,365 satisfied customers
Cylinders 1 and 3 are not firing. 2001 Nissan Pathfinder 3.5
swapped coils. Am getting spark to cylinders. checked injector with noid light. I am getting a pulse to the injectors. Swapped injectors with known working ones. No change. Did a compression test highest cylinder at 215 psi, lowest at 190. Did a leak down test all OK. Tested the fuel pressure 60 psi. … read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
Codes P1828 AND P0448. HOW WOULD I RESET CODES. 2011 NISSAN
codes P1828 AND P0448 JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it? Customer: HOW WOULD I RESET CODES JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan? Customer: 2011 NISSAN ARM… read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
My 2007 nissan altima will start and shifter will move but
My 2007 nissan altima will start and shifter will move but the car isnt going in to drive and moving basically … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
One light keeps going off change sides still goes off same
one light keeps going off change sides still goes off same light … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
2012 nissan sentra drivability problem with trans sitting
2012 nissan sentra drivability problem with trans sitting still the trans vehicle speed (mph) says 59 and the car is sitting still in park but when i drive the speedometer seems to be correct are ther… read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
I'm trying to replace the altenator on my daughter's 1997
I'm trying to replace the altenator on my daughter's 1997 Nissan Altima. I'm stuck because I cannot figure out how to loosen the serpentine belt to take it off. Once I get it off, I should be able to … read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Nissan Technician
High School or GED
9,365 satisfied customers
I recently left a job with Nissan sales so I should know how
I recently left a job with Nissan sales so I should know how to fix this lol my second row seats won't lock back into place. I folded them down for extra storage and nkw The back will lock into place … read more
FixUrNissan
FixUrNissan
Shop Forman / Lead Tech / Parent
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1 satisfied customers
Oh, I have a 1994 Nissan Pickup, and my local mechanic is
Oh, hello. I have a 1994 Nissan Pickup, and my local mechanic is suggesting a timing belt replacement. He also says that a timing belt kit may as well be installed. Parts ($274) plus labor ($400). My … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
ASE Certified Technician
2,072 satisfied customers
I have a 2010 Armada and the transfer case is stuck in
I have a 2010 Armada and the transfer case is stuck in neutral … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
4,627 satisfied customers
Got tapped on my left read wheel side two days ago and my
Hey i got tapped on my left read wheel side two days ago and my cars VDC light and my Slip light turned on and the carhas been a little jerky since then how much will it be to fix it and what might be… read more
Jake
Jake
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
296 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x