Q: Check Engine Light, dealership quoted me for a coolant control valve replacement.

asked by on

Hello, The dealership ran the code on my check engine light and I have a problem with the coolant control valve. They are quoting me a repair of $650. Is this repair crucial to be done immediately? Are you able to provide a better quote?

My car has 128000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there, thanks for writing in. The coolant control valve controls the flow of coolant to the engine, the storage tank, and the heater core. A fault with this valve could prevent proper engine starting and reduce your fuel economy or even cause the engine to stumble, not to mention the lack of heat inside the car during a cold morning.

A code stored that points to the valve does not necessarily mean that the valve has failed; what if the wire is broken that powers the valve? I strongly suggest acquiring a qualified technician to perform an inspection for a second opinion in order to avoid replacing unnecessary parts. YourMechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a Check Engine Light inspection and provide you with a detailed estimate and direction of repair. Good luck.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Check Engine Light, dealership quoted me for a coolant control valve replacement.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My temperature warning light is on, I've been parked for almost an hour to let the engine cool down. The temperature gauge cursor

The reason your heater was not working was because your engine did not have enough coolant in the engine to pump it into the heater system. You have overheated the motor now. You will need to find out when the...

Q: Code p0010 camshaft actuator comes up, and mis fires. Just replaced intake manifold and these weren't issues before that.

Hi there. There are a few possibilities here. It is possible that you had a valve timing issue prior to working on the manifold. These engines have a ton of issues with the balance shaft and the valve timing as...

Q: Yaw sensor needs replacement

Hi there. Yes, the sensor, along with the dependent systems, require what is called a "zero point" calibration when it is replaced. The dealership does not have to be the entity that performs this calibration. However, it is dependent upon...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.