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Nissan Xterra 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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Nissan Xterra Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Nissan Xterra Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $965. 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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Drop-off
Price
2000 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6 SE
160,000 miles
Mike H  • 
October 4, 2020 9:51 PM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89123
$557
5.40  hrs
2001 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6
174,000 miles
M B  • 
July 29, 2020 9:12 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89119
$1,718
15.60  hrs
2003 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6
170,000 miles
O N  • 
July 26, 2020 3:18 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89119
$2,286
15.10  hrs
2006 Nissan Xterra 4.0L V6
186,000 miles
Jesus C  • 
June 21, 2020 6:30 AM  • 
Anaheim CA 92805
$250
3.80  hrs
2002 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6 Superchar...
157,030 miles
Luis C  • 
June 20, 2020 8:15 PM  • 
Oceanside CA 92058
$2,155
14.00  hrs
2008 Nissan Xterra 4.0L V6 S
170,653 miles
Aarti H  • 
May 18, 2020 1:00 PM  • 
Long Beach CA 90814
$350
4.50  hrs
2001 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6
225,000 miles
Julie D  • 
May 5, 2020 5:23 AM  • 
Mission Viejo CA 92691
$1,860
13.50  hrs
2004 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6
115,000 miles
Pam R  • 
April 17, 2020 6:27 PM  • 
Victorville CA 92395
$548
5.20  hrs
2004 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6
126,000 miles
Pam D  • 
April 17, 2020 1:30 PM  • 
Victorville CA 92394
$310
5.00  hrs
2002 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6 XE
145,000 miles
Chris S  • 
April 13, 2020 1:00 PM  • 
Glendale AZ 85304
$480
7.40  hrs
2006 Nissan Xterra 4.0L V6
150,000 miles
Levi P  • 
January 11, 2020 9:00 AM  • 
Los Angeles CA 90064
$2,700
18.20  hrs
2002 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6
180,000 miles
Drey M  • 
January 7, 2020 5:00 PM  • 
Elk Grove CA 95624
$650
1.40  hrs
2004 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6
175,000 miles
Richard C  • 
 • 
Las Vegas NV 89128
$478
3.90  hrs
2008 Nissan Xterra 4.0L V6 X
163,950 miles
Kristofer D  • 
 • 
Antelope CA 95843
$125
5.10  hrs
2002 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6 Superchar...
190,014 miles
Destiny B  • 
 • 
Fremont CA 94536
$789
7.80  hrs
2002 Nissan Xterra 3.3L V6 Superchar...
115,938 miles
Greg F  • 
 • 
San Diego CA 92130
$175
5.80  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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