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Chevrolet Metro 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 Metro Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Chevrolet Metro Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $1211. 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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2000 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 315,000 miles
Oak Park CA 91377
Nov 18, 2020
$210 - $256
2000 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 Base • 176,000 miles
Brea CA 92822
Nov 16, 2020
$174 - $212
2000 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 263,000 miles
Antioch CA 94531
Nov 13, 2020
$1,070 - $1,308
2001 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 LSi • 287,000 miles
Novato CA 94949
Nov 10, 2020
$2,217 - $2,709
2001 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 LSi • 233,000 miles
Laguna Hills CA 92653
Nov 10, 2020
$2,388 - $2,918
1998 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 234,000 miles
Torrance CA 90504
Nov 8, 2020
$2,413 - $2,949
1998 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 77,000 miles
Rimforest CA 92378
Nov 6, 2020
$1,007 - $1,231
2001 Chevrolet Metro
1.3L L4 LSi • 41,000 miles
Simi Valley CA 93062
Nov 5, 2020
$197 - $241
1998 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 335,000 miles
Chula Vista CA 91911
Oct 30, 2020
$212 - $259
1998 Chevrolet Metro
1.0L L3 Base • 248,000 miles
San Diego CA 92145
Oct 28, 2020
$1,013 - $1,238
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Dec 17, 2020 6:25 PM
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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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