Jeep Wrangler Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $158 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$83 to $375
Labor: $70 -$225
Parts: $13 -$150
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$122 to 541
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$102 to 403
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1994 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$95.86Shop/Dealer Price$116.51 - $146.54
2000 Jeep WranglerL4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$157.42Shop/Dealer Price$188.77 - $251.33
2004 Jeep WranglerL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$331.06Shop/Dealer Price$403.51 - $567.57
1993 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$95.86Shop/Dealer Price$118.25 - $149.58
2001 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$162.34Shop/Dealer Price$198.44 - $277.46
2011 Jeep WranglerV6-3.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$249.74Shop/Dealer Price$301.91 - $418.52
2013 Jeep WranglerV6-3.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$474.66Shop/Dealer Price$577.96 - $824.00
1992 Jeep WranglerL4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$105.02Shop/Dealer Price$126.37 - $162.08
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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Service & Cost

Why is the valve cover gasket important?

The valve cover is a metal cover that is found on very top of the engine. The valve cover is attached to the engine by a gasket made of rubber or cork. The valve cover and gasket seal the top of the engine and prevent oil leaks. These covers are removable so the mechanic can access the valves for adjustment. Because of the high temperature of the engine, it is common for the valve cover gasket to get brittle and break. If the gasket is worn out, it will leak engine oil and the top of the engine will be covered in oil. Since the engine is losing oil, running the car for too long without an inspection and repair can cause engine damage.

Keep in mind:

When the valve cover gasket is replaced, the valve cover should be inspected as well.

Replacing a valve gasket cover:

  • Inspect the valve cover for leaks.
  • Remove and replace the valve cover gasket(s) if faulty.

When the valve gasket cover could be the problem:

If you notice oil on the ground beneath your car, get your car inspected as soon as you can. Do not drive the car for too long with low engine oil. If they see an oil leak, most mechanics will inspect the valve cover gasket first. Schedule regular oil changes to minimize the sludge formation in your engine.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Valve Cover Gasket?

  • Oil is leaking.
  • Debris and oil around the valve cover.
  • Slight oil smell.
  • Oil found in spark plug wells.

Why replacing a faulty valve gasket cover is crucial:

Your engine’s internal pieces are lubricated with oil. This oil needs to stay in the engine, because the engine relies on it, and it can be harmful if it leaks out. To keep the oil where it belongs, your engine is sealed in many places. On the top, your engine is sealed by the valve cover. This valve cover has a gasket (which is made out of rubber or cork), which seals the cover to the engine, and keeps any oil from leaking out.

If the gasket deteriorates, oil will begin to leak out. If the oil leaks out, your engine will not be properly lubricated, and serious engine damage can occur. Oil that leaks out through the valve cover gasket can also fall into the exhaust system and ignite an engine fire.

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On every count, James went above and beyond to not only take care of my current issue, but potentially diagnose future ones. There was absolutely no pressure and his attitude was accommodating and pleasant.
1990 JEEP WRANGLER - VALVE COVER GASKET - ORLANDO, FLORIDA

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7 years of experience
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Victor was on time and did great work. He showed me everything he did and was very informative
2007 JEEP WRANGLER - VALVE COVER GASKET - NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Alex

12 years of experience
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As my previous time with Alex he was very professional and gave me excellent service.
2005 JEEP WRANGLER - VALVE COVER GASKET - PLANO, TEXAS
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1994 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$95.86Shop/Dealer Price$116.51 - $146.54
2000 Jeep WranglerL4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$157.42Shop/Dealer Price$188.77 - $251.33
2004 Jeep WranglerL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$331.06Shop/Dealer Price$403.51 - $567.57
1993 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$95.86Shop/Dealer Price$118.25 - $149.58
2001 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$162.34Shop/Dealer Price$198.44 - $277.46
2011 Jeep WranglerV6-3.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$249.74Shop/Dealer Price$301.91 - $418.52
2013 Jeep WranglerV6-3.6LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$474.66Shop/Dealer Price$577.96 - $824.00
1992 Jeep WranglerL4-2.5LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$105.02Shop/Dealer Price$126.37 - $162.08
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