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Dodge Dakota 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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Dodge Dakota Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Dodge Dakota Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $909. 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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2002 Dodge Dakota
4.7L V8 Base • 92,000 miles
Lakewood CA 90714
Nov 20, 2020
$173 - $211
2008 Dodge Dakota
3.7L V6 ST • 160,000 miles
San Jose CA 95125
Nov 16, 2020
$196 - $240
2001 Dodge Dakota
5.9L V8 R/T • 86,000 miles
Oxnard CA 93030
Nov 10, 2020
$203 - $248
1999 Dodge Dakota
5.2L V8 SLT • 257,000 miles
Novato CA 94947
Oct 29, 2020
$88 - $108
1998 Dodge Dakota
2.5L L4 Sport • 298,000 miles
San Diego CA 92121
Oct 28, 2020
$1,696 - $2,072
1997 Dodge Dakota
5.2L V8 Base • 298,000 miles
Irvine CA 92618
Oct 19, 2020
$1,894 - $2,314
2000 Dodge Dakota
5.9L V8 R/T • 251,000 miles
Roseville CA 95678
Oct 17, 2020
$1,700 - $2,078
1997 Dodge Dakota
5.2L V8 Sport • 171,000 miles
Santa Ana CA 92706
Oct 16, 2020
$1,839 - $2,247
2006 Dodge Dakota
3.7L V6 • 188,000 miles
Phoenix AZ 85016
Oct 8, 2020
$189 - $231
2010 Dodge Dakota
3.7L V6 Lone Star • 57,000 miles
Mountain View CA 94043
Sep 30, 2020
$196 - $240
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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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