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Ford Explorer 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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Ford Explorer Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Ford Explorer Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $915. 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 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
200,000 miles
Daniel Z  • 
October 21, 2020 2:05 AM  • 
Fontana CA 92335
2.60  hrs
2003 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 XLT
117,000 miles
Devante W  • 
October 1, 2020 12:35 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89118
15.40  hrs
1997 Ford Explorer
300,000 miles
Derrick C  • 
July 8, 2020 5:04 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90813
3.40  hrs
2003 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 XLT
165,000 miles
Janet P  • 
June 20, 2020 11:00 AM  • 
San Leandro CA 94577
5.50  hrs
2004 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
165,722 miles
Luis G  • 
June 10, 2020 9:00 AM  • 
San Diego CA 92115
6.70  hrs
2004 Ford Explorer
160,000 miles
Shelly M  • 
June 2, 2020 5:57 PM  • 
Gilbert AZ 85234
2.10  hrs
2002 Ford Explorer 4.6L V8
200,000 miles
Vic N  • 
May 24, 2020 12:08 AM  • 
Oceanside CA 92054
17.00  hrs
2003 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
152,000 miles
Karl L  • 
January 14, 2020 5:52 PM  • 
Fountain Valley CA 92708
7.90  hrs
2002 Ford Explorer XLS
10,000 miles
Javier H  • 
June 3, 2019 9:49 PM  • 
Banning CA 92220
6.70  hrs
2008 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 XLT
160,000 miles
Rick F  • 
Tucson AZ 85705
13.30  hrs
1998 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6
170,000 miles
Andrea H  • 
Los Angeles CA 90034
3.60  hrs
2002 Ford Explorer 4.0L V6 XLT
12,000 miles
Cheyenne T  • 
Riverside CA 92503
2.20  hrs
2007 Ford Explorer 4.6L V8 Eddie Bauer
119,399 miles
Kirk N  • 
San Diego CA 92128
6.20  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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