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Pontiac Montana Engine Valves Adjustment

A valve adjustment is an extremely important car service, but it’s pretty straightforward. The cost will vary depending on the type of car.

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Pontiac Montana Engine Valves Adjustment

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Pontiac Montana Engine Valves Adjustment is $212. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2004 Pontiac Montana
3.4L V6 Base • 113,000 miles
Tarzana CA 91356
Nov 13, 2020
$186 - $228
2004 Pontiac Montana
3.4L V6 Base • 243,000 miles
Mira Loma CA 91752
Nov 13, 2020
$191 - $233
2006 Pontiac Montana
3.5L V6 SV6 • 54,000 miles
Compton CA 90224
Nov 11, 2020
$192 - $234
2005 Pontiac Montana
3.4L V6 Base • 233,000 miles
Sunset Beach CA 90742
Nov 5, 2020
$205 - $251
2002 Pontiac Montana
3.4L V6 Base • 165,000 miles
Bakersfield CA 93311
Nov 1, 2020
$194 - $238
2003 Pontiac Montana
3.4L V6 Base • 216,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90063
Oct 31, 2020
$196 - $240
2001 Pontiac Montana
3.4L V6 Base • 56,000 miles
Morongo Valley CA 92256
Oct 25, 2020
$171 - $209
2005 Pontiac Montana
3.5L V6 SV6 • 211,000 miles
North Las Vegas NV 89031
Oct 23, 2020
$187 - $229
2006 Pontiac Montana
3.9L V6 SV6 • 71,000 miles
Fremont CA 94536
Oct 22, 2020
$185 - $227
2006 Pontiac Montana
3.9L V6 SV6 • 118,000 miles
Cupertino CA 95014
Oct 16, 2020
$198 - $242
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Dec 15, 2020 8:42 PM
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What is a Valve Adjustment?

Let’s take this one word at a time. The valve that’s being adjusted is an engine valve. Engine valves are extremely critical parts of your car. The purpose of the engine valves is simple. Every cylinder in the car’s engine has valves that sit on top of the cylinder. There are intake and exhaust valves. The intake valves let air and fuel (or just air in some cases) into the engine and the exhaust valves let spent gases out. The camshaft, rocker arms, and valve lifters are responsible for opening the valves, and a spring closes them. Pushrods are also added to the mix on some cars. But, as is the case with so many things, good things can come to an end. Over time, the space between the valve and the camshaft can change. And when that happens, the timing of the valve system will get all messed up. The valves won’t open and close at the right time, leading to an air and fuel mixture that isn’t quite right, and suddenly the engine isn’t too happy. So, that brings us to the second half of “valve adjustment”: the adjustment. When the aforementioned issue takes place, it’s time for a valve adjustment. A valve adjustment isn’t actually an adjustment of the valve, but rather of the space between the valve and camshaft, so that the system will function properly. Many cars have self-adjusting valves. So, if your car is one of those lucky ones, you’re set.

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Symptoms of Valves that need adjusting

Scheduled maintenance

Many cars have valve adjustments built into scheduled maintenance, for a fairly simple reason. Adjust the valves before they’re terribly out of line, and you’ll never have to deal with valve issues. So, pay attention to the scheduled maintenance. The manufacturer is trying to help you save some money and hassle.

Tapping noise

A tapping or ticking noise under your hood means two things: First, your car may need of a valve adjustment, and second, you probably didn’t pay attention to the scheduled maintenance. When the valves aren’t properly adjusted, there will be a weird tapping-like noise due to the inaccurate spacing.

Engine performance problems

A valve adjustment that’s either too loose or too tight can lead to engine performance problems such as rough running and lack of power. Either scenario can cause damage to the engine as well.

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How urgent is a Valve Adjustment?

A car that is in need of a valve adjustment is perfectly safe to drive. You’re fine to get in and go. Over time, however, you’ll cause damage to your engine, and I don’t need to tell you why that’s bad, so it’s best to just stay on top of getting your valves adjusted.

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