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How much does Valve Clearance Adjustment cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Pontiac G6 $380 $128.06 $252.00 26% $515.06
2007 Mazda 3 $151 $45.82 $105.00 27% $207.07
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara $414 $204.11 $210.00 21% $526.61
2003 Acura MDX $388 $163.53 $224.00 23% $507.53
2008 Acura MDX $361 $144.05 $217.00 24% $477.30
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Valve Clearance Adjustment Service

What is adjust the valve clearance all about?

Your engine is a perfectly timed machine that relies on many components working in harmony. The engine valves are one of the primary components of this operation. The valves are placed at the top of the cylinders, and open to allow the fuel mixture to enter the cylinder chamber, and then close to help create compression. The valves are opened by cams or rocker arms on the camshaft, which push the valve’s tappet, which forces the valve to open. If the clearance between the valve stem and the cam or rocker arm isn’t perfect, the valve will open and close at the wrong time, or may not close all the way. Adjusting the valve clearance will resolve this issue.

Keep in mind:

  • If your vehicle has hydraulic tappets, then the valve clearance will adjust automatically.
  • When the valve clearance is adjusted, the entire valve and camshaft system should be inspected.

How it's done:

  • Remove valve covers
  • Check valve adjustment
  • Adjust if needed
  • Install new gaskets
  • Reinstall valve covers

Our recommendation:

Your valve clearance should be inspected anytime that your camshaft or cylinders are being serviced. It’s a good idea to have a thorough engine inspection every year, at which point valve clearance should always be inspected.

What is a common symptom indicating you need to adjust the valve clearance?

  • Ticking noise from the engine

How important is this service?

Fuel enters your vehicle’s cylinders via the valves. Each cylinder has a valve, which opens to allow fuel into the cylinder, and then closes to compress the fuel in the cylinder to help combustion and power. This valve is opened and closed by the cam or rocker arms on the camshaft, which, as they rotate, apply pressure on the stem of the valve, which opens the valve. The valve is then closed by a spring. If the clearance between the valve stem and the cam or rocker arm is too large, then the valve will open too late, and close to early, and the cylinder will not get enough fuel. If the clearance is too small, then the valve will not be able to close properly, and the valve will not create enough compression in the cylinder.

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Average Rating

4.7/5

Number of Reviews

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Ricardo

8 years of experience
223 reviews
Ricardo
8 years of experience
Very friending and on time. Had problems Resolving the issues which required multiple try’s. In the end the car does seem to run as I hoped.
2003 HONDA PILOT - VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT - HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA

Alfred

10 years of experience
233 reviews
Alfred
10 years of experience
In one word, FANTASTIC! Alfred was on-time, professional and completed a valve check/adjustment in under 3 hours! He really knows his way around and will definitely recommend him to a friend as well as work with him in the future!
2007 HONDA FIT - VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Ryan

15 years of experience
62 reviews
Ryan
15 years of experience
Ryan was punctual, friendly, and did a great job!
2004 HONDA ELEMENT - VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Tung

13 years of experience
211 reviews
Tung
13 years of experience
Arrived early. Did the 3 hour job in 1 hour. And all is well. Very friendly and professional.
2008 HONDA FIT - VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT - ACWORTH, GEORGIA

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