Toyota Solara Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Toyota Solara

Toyota Solara Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $187 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$97 to $411
Labor: $70 -$270
Parts: $27 -$141
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$150 to 572
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$120 to 435
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2004 Toyota SolaraV6-3.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$429.42Shop/Dealer Price$529.80 - $763.95
2002 Toyota SolaraV6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$506.40Shop/Dealer Price$611.16 - $839.58
2003 Toyota SolaraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$133.36Shop/Dealer Price$160.63 - $211.10
2000 Toyota SolaraL4-2.2LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$139.42Shop/Dealer Price$172.70 - $236.70
2007 Toyota SolaraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$123.36Shop/Dealer Price$149.72 - $199.50
2008 Toyota SolaraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$123.36Shop/Dealer Price$147.78 - $196.12
2001 Toyota SolaraV6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$134.84Shop/Dealer Price$162.41 - $219.55
2001 Toyota SolaraL4-2.2LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$139.42Shop/Dealer Price$169.37 - $230.88
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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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Jeffrey is an awesome and very well experienced mechanic. I think he could fix any car with his eyes closed.
2001 TOYOTA SOLARA - VALVE COVER GASKET - CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

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Mr. Stroud arrived early with notice. He was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The job was completed timely and efficiently. I'll be sure to request him again and refer his work to others. Thanks a bunch!
2008 TOYOTA SOLARA - VALVE COVER GASKET - TAMPA, FLORIDA

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23 years of experience
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23 years of experience
Clement was very friendly and knowledgeable of what he was doing. He was very quick but very efficient and knew exactly what to do and how to fix any issues that came about.
2006 TOYOTA SOLARA - VALVE COVER GASKET - ORLANDO, FLORIDA
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Toyota SolaraV6-3.3LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$429.42Shop/Dealer Price$529.80 - $763.95
2002 Toyota SolaraV6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$506.40Shop/Dealer Price$611.16 - $839.58
2003 Toyota SolaraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$133.36Shop/Dealer Price$160.63 - $211.10
2000 Toyota SolaraL4-2.2LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$139.42Shop/Dealer Price$172.70 - $236.70
2007 Toyota SolaraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$123.36Shop/Dealer Price$149.72 - $199.50
2008 Toyota SolaraL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$123.36Shop/Dealer Price$147.78 - $196.12
2001 Toyota SolaraV6-3.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$134.84Shop/Dealer Price$162.41 - $219.55
2001 Toyota SolaraL4-2.2LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$139.42Shop/Dealer Price$169.37 - $230.88
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