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Toyota Prius 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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Toyota Prius Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Toyota Prius Engine Valves and Cylinder Heads Replacement is $1481. 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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Price
2013 Toyota Prius
1.8L L4 Hybrid • 180,000 miles
Menifee CA 92586
Nov 10, 2020
$164 - $200
2009 Toyota Prius
1.5L L4 Hybrid Base • 111,000 miles
North Hollywood CA 91609
Nov 10, 2020
$2,451 - $2,995
2009 Toyota Prius
1.5L L4 Hybrid Touring • 111,000 miles
Albany CA 94706
Nov 4, 2020
$2,243 - $2,741
2013 Toyota Prius
1.8L L4 Hybrid Three • 18,000 miles
San Jose CA 95113
Nov 3, 2020
$218 - $266
2014 Toyota Prius
1.8L L4 Hybrid Five • 14,000 miles
Alhambra CA 91801
Oct 24, 2020
$2,608 - $3,188
2007 Toyota Prius
1.5L L4 Hybrid • 137,000 miles
San Francisco CA 94109
Oct 13, 2020
$315 - $385
2020 Toyota Prius
1.8L L4 Hybrid LE • 10,000 miles
Lake Arrowhead CA 92352
Oct 1, 2020
$2,579 - $3,152
2009 Toyota Prius
1.5L L4 Hybrid Base • 119,000 miles
Crockett CA 94525
Sep 29, 2020
$2,399 - $2,933
2010 Toyota Prius
1.8L L4 Hybrid • 175,000 miles
Phoenix AZ 85021
Sep 25, 2020
$180 - $220
2008 Toyota Prius
1.5L L4 Hybrid • 221,000 miles
Murrieta CA 92562
Aug 31, 2020
$167 - $204
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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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