Toyota Tacoma Valve Cover Gasket Replacement

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Valve Cover Gasket Replacement Estimate for Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma Valve Cover Gasket Replacement costs $247 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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$114 to $642
Labor: $91 -$360
Parts: $23 -$282
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$171 to 950
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$141 to 697
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2014 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$188.70Shop/Dealer Price$231.23 - $314.14
1997 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$205.88Shop/Dealer Price$246.43 - $325.15
1998 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$205.88Shop/Dealer Price$248.25 - $328.33
2009 Toyota TacomaV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$433.56Shop/Dealer Price$538.63 - $778.63
2007 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$212.92Shop/Dealer Price$259.87 - $359.73
2002 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$190.88Shop/Dealer Price$228.98 - $305.86
1996 Toyota TacomaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$176.88Shop/Dealer Price$213.11 - $288.59
2003 Toyota TacomaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$176.88Shop/Dealer Price$214.72 - $291.41
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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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Jamahl was excellent. Knew my car and was a pleasure to have here. He will be my go to mechanic from now on.
2002 TOYOTA TACOMA - VALVE COVER GASKET - MIMS, FLORIDA

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Alex came on time and did a awesome job and really knows what he was doing on my truck. I would definitely call him again in the future.
2003 TOYOTA TACOMA - VALVE COVER GASKET - CEDAR PARK, TEXAS

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I had Richard before and I had also called for a for my 1986 Chevy Van that needed Brake work and leaf Springs and know one gave me a price on the leaf springs and I am still waiting to get this work done!
1996 TOYOTA TACOMA - VALVE COVER GASKET - TEMPLE HILLS, MARYLAND
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CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2014 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$188.70Shop/Dealer Price$231.23 - $314.14
1997 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$205.88Shop/Dealer Price$246.43 - $325.15
1998 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$205.88Shop/Dealer Price$248.25 - $328.33
2009 Toyota TacomaV6-4.0LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$433.56Shop/Dealer Price$538.63 - $778.63
2007 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$212.92Shop/Dealer Price$259.87 - $359.73
2002 Toyota TacomaL4-2.7LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$190.88Shop/Dealer Price$228.98 - $305.86
1996 Toyota TacomaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$176.88Shop/Dealer Price$213.11 - $288.59
2003 Toyota TacomaL4-2.4LService typeValve Cover Gasket ReplacementEstimate$176.88Shop/Dealer Price$214.72 - $291.41
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