View Single Post
Old 07-24-2016, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
piros365
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 5
Default VANOS Solenoid MOV Options?

I've been having problems with bank 2 late advance fault codes.

Had new CPS fitted so I decided to pull out the VANOS boards to test the solenoids.

1 of the solenoids didn't fire when applying power from a 9V battery.

All the connections seem fine when testing continuity.

I removed the bad solenoid and applied the same power directly to the connections and it powers and clicks fine.

This would make me believe it is either bad wiring/solder joints, but seeing as I get continuity from all connections relating to that bad solenoid I'm putting it down to a bad MOV.

I read a thread pointing to a part number for a switching diode, Radio Shack 1N914 - 1N4148, however the OP wasn't sure if this would be correct due to the fact it allows power to travel through it in both directions and a definitive answer wasn't found.

Has anyone had any experience in this area, or know the correct MOV or switchable diode that can be used in place of the current one.
piros365 is offline   Reply With Quote