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Lexus ES300 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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Lexus ES300 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Lexus ES300 Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $631. 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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1997 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 Base • 198,435 miles
Burbank CA 91505
Mar 29, 2021
$363 - $443
2002 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 • 114,000 miles
Cupertino CA 95014
Mar 15, 2021
$194 - $238
2003 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 • 183,000 miles
Los Angeles CA 90002
Mar 15, 2021
$163 - $199
2002 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 • 192,000 miles
Upland CA 91786
Jan 27, 2021
$157 - $191
2000 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 • 189,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89115
Dec 20, 2020
$85 - $103
1998 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 Base • 260,000 miles
Albany CA 94706
Nov 16, 2020
$2,239 - $2,737
2001 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 Base • 277,000 miles
San Bernardino CA 92410
Nov 9, 2020
$1,003 - $1,225
2001 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 Base • 202,000 miles
Porter Ranch CA 91326
Nov 5, 2020
$230 - $281
1996 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 Base • 155,000 miles
Antioch CA 94509
Nov 1, 2020
$224 - $274
2003 Lexus ES300
3.0L V6 Base • 82,000 miles
San Diego CA 92175
Oct 30, 2020
$1,021 - $1,247
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Sep 7, 2021 11:19 AM
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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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