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Chevrolet Traverse 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 Traverse Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Chevrolet Traverse Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $1581. 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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Location
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2019 Chevrolet Traverse
3.6L V6 RS • 24,000 miles
Fresno CA 93730
Nov 11, 2020
$212 - $260
2016 Chevrolet Traverse
3.6L V6 LTZ • 62,000 miles
Oceanside CA 92056
Nov 11, 2020
$2,483 - $3,035
2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2.0L L4 Turbo RS • 42,000 miles
Rancho Cucamonga CA 91729
Nov 9, 2020
$2,662 - $3,254
2013 Chevrolet Traverse
3.6L V6 LT • 109,000 miles
Idyllwild CA 92549
Nov 4, 2020
$2,111 - $2,580
2010 Chevrolet Traverse
3.6L V6 • 230,000 miles
Oakland CA 94612
Nov 1, 2020
$216 - $264
2020 Chevrolet Traverse
3.6L V6 Premier • 22,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90025
Oct 31, 2020
$2,574 - $3,146
2013 Chevrolet Traverse
3.6L V6 LT • 49,000 miles
Reno NV 89503
Oct 30, 2020
$214 - $262
2020 Chevrolet Traverse
3.6L V6 High Country • 15,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90033
Oct 30, 2020
$2,761 - $3,375
2021 Chevrolet Traverse
3.6L V6 Premier • 8,000 miles
Sutter Creek CA 95685
Oct 30, 2020
$482 - $590
2019 Chevrolet Traverse
3.6L V6 LT • 17,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89162
Oct 28, 2020
$510 - $624
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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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