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Dodge Ram 1500 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 Ram 1500 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Dodge Ram 1500 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $1448. 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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2009 Dodge Ram 1500
5.7L V8 Sport • 189,000 miles
Sacramento CA 95817
May 5, 2021
$2,943 - $3,597
2000 Dodge Ram 1500
3.9L V6 Sport • 31,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89160
Apr 17, 2021
$1,962 - $2,398
2005 Dodge Ram 1500
8.3L V10 SRT-10 • 233,000 miles
Orinda CA 94563
Apr 16, 2021
$2,066 - $2,525
1998 Dodge Ram 1500
5.9L V8 Laramie • 191,903 miles
Henderson NV 89015
Apr 14, 2021
$114 - $140
1997 Dodge Ram 1500
5.2L V8 • 235,360 miles
Rialto CA 92376
Apr 12, 2021
$114 - $140
2000 Dodge Ram 1500
5.2L V8 Sport • 157,000 miles
Laguna Beach CA 92652
Mar 21, 2021
$2,093 - $2,558
2010 Dodge Ram 1500
4.7L V8 ST • 28,000 miles
Vallejo CA 94590
Mar 19, 2021
$3,155 - $3,857
2005 Dodge Ram 1500
5.7L V8 Laramie • 333,685 miles
Monterey Park CA 91755
Mar 17, 2021
$219 - $267
2006 Dodge Ram 1500
5.7L V8 • 150,000 miles
Escondido CA 92025
Mar 13, 2021
$164 - $200
2004 Dodge Ram 1500
4.7L V8 • 107,000 miles
San Pedro CA 90731
Feb 17, 2021
$199 - $243
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Sep 7, 2021 4:06 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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