Toyota Matrix Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $109 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$91 to $145
Labor: $70 -$90
Parts: $21 -$55
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$138 to 206
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2011 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$179.44Shop/Dealer Price$220.98 - $313.70
2003 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$137.80Shop/Dealer Price$164.97 - $217.86
2014 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$121.94Shop/Dealer Price$146.36 - $188.26
2007 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$127.80Shop/Dealer Price$158.17 - $213.46
2012 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$179.44Shop/Dealer Price$219.82 - $311.66
2009 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$179.44Shop/Dealer Price$217.88 - $308.28
2009 Toyota MatrixL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$127.80Shop/Dealer Price$153.61 - $205.47
2010 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$179.44Shop/Dealer Price$219.39 - $310.92
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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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Duane

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Duane was super nice, fast, thorough, and efficient. He went above and beyond any previous mechanic I've tried, found issues, and fixed them quickly. My follow up appointment today to replace a few parts went smoothly. I'll definitely be referring him to everyone I know.
2009 TOYOTA MATRIX - VALVE COVER GASKET - LA MESA, CALIFORNIA

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9 years of experience
Wilson arrived early and was very professional in his preparation and completion of the work as scheduled. He provided some insights on future maintenance needed along with guidance on the timing of those items. I was very impressed with his knowledge and work. I would recommend him for your repairs and will be back in touch with him to complete the future maintenance noted.
2003 TOYOTA MATRIX - VALVE COVER GASKET - ORLANDO, FLORIDA

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19 years of experience
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Pretty good so far. My questions was answered, and I learned some basics of what's under the hood.
2006 TOYOTA MATRIX - VALVE COVER GASKET - HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2011 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$179.44Shop/Dealer Price$220.98 - $313.70
2003 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$137.80Shop/Dealer Price$164.97 - $217.86
2014 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$121.94Shop/Dealer Price$146.36 - $188.26
2007 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$127.80Shop/Dealer Price$158.17 - $213.46
2012 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$179.44Shop/Dealer Price$219.82 - $311.66
2009 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$179.44Shop/Dealer Price$217.88 - $308.28
2009 Toyota MatrixL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$127.80Shop/Dealer Price$153.61 - $205.47
2010 Toyota MatrixL4-1.8LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$179.44Shop/Dealer Price$219.39 - $310.92
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