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Chevrolet Cruze Engine Valve or Cylinder Head Replacement

Replacing engine valves and cylinder heads depends on the make and model of the car, as well as the year.

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Chevrolet Cruze Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Chevrolet Cruze Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $708. 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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2012 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L L4 Turbo LT
67,801 miles
Elizabeth C  • 
June 30, 2020 2:30 PM  • 
Lafayette CA 94549
3.70  hrs
2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.8L L4
88,800 miles
Diane F  • 
June 22, 2020 9:01 PM  • 
Hayward CA 94541
9.50  hrs
2015 Chevrolet Cruze 1.8L L4
57,300 miles
Marilyn E  • 
May 8, 2020 9:00 AM  • 
Bellflower CA 90706
10.80  hrs
2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.8L L4
70,000 miles
Breyahna A  • 
February 3, 2020 3:05 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90047
2.60  hrs
2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L L4 Turbo
89,261 miles
Carlos M  • 
January 16, 2020 11:33 PM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90044
1.90  hrs
2015 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ
108,222 miles
Jonathan F  • 
August 23, 2019 6:02 PM  • 
Fontana CA 92337
12.40  hrs
2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L L4 Turbo LT
140,000 miles
Donte T  • 
Hayward CA 94541
2.60  hrs
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What are Engine Valves & Cylinder Heads?

The cylinder head is placed on top of the engine block, and contains the engine valves. As the car runs, the valves open and close, allowing air in, and expelling exhaust gases in the process. Cylinder heads house the camshafts in overhead camshaft engine designs, but not in overhead valve engine designs. The cylinder head also contains oiling and cooling passages. V-configured engines have two cylinder heads, while inline engines have just one.
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Signs of faulty Valves and Heads

Poor engine performance

If the engine valves are not sealing properly, then the engine won’t have a proper amount of compression. This will impact the power of the engine, making the car less powerful. You may experience hesitation and rough running as well.

Engine noise

When the valves or heads are having issues, you may to hear a tapping or ticking noise coming from the engine.

Fluid loss

If a cylinder head is cracked, then engine coolant may enter the combustion chamber, where it will be burned off. This will lower the amount of coolant in your car. It also may result in white smoke emitting from your tailpipe, and possible engine overheating. Similarly, busted valve guides or seals often allow oil into the combustion chamber. This results in oil loss, and sometimes a blue or gray smoke from the tailpipe.

Check engine warning light

An issue with the engine valves or cylinder head will result in the engine not running properly. This alerts your car’s computer, which will trigger the check engine warning light on your dashboard.

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How urgent are Valve and Head repairs?

Cylinder heads and engine valves are vital parts of your car’s engine. If they fail, they risk causing serious damage to the rest of the engine. All issues with heads and valves should be addressed immediately.

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