I have a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2, 2.0L DOHC. I recently had the check engine light come on with code that basically says my VCT solenoid is malfunctioning. It is not very easy to find information about this part, I see that it is expensive, and time comsuming to replace. I don't really have the time or money, the car still runs with 120k.
What kind of consequences would I run into if I decided not to replace the part. The only thing I can find is that I would not pass emissions.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.