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Check compression. If its nill or low, pull a plug and look for raw fuel. Try to look at the top of the piston for impact marks. The valve guide comes loose and the valve will hit the piston causing valve damage. Most instances won't damage the piston to a point of necessitating replacement, but will require removal of the head for a valve job or replacement of the head due to valve damage or chipping of the cylinder head at the valve seat. A reman head isn't much more than the machine shop will charge for a valve job. 6 hour job plus gaskets. Don't let anyone tell you it needs an engine without substantial proof.

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The dealership told me my Dodge Dakota need a valve job, they have had it for a week now, and just one week prior to it need this valve job I had it in for a tune up, new battery, and fuel injections...


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Cost of valve job?


Depends on where you go to. Call around and ask. I just came from a parts store a few hours ago and asked about a head job...resurfacing and cleaning/inspecting...$138 for BOTH heads...Chevy 350. It shouldn't cost that much at all for you...unless you are looking to get a valve job at the same time. They should call you to let you know after the before-mentioned if you need a grind job. But...call around. And, it should only take a day to get this done. I know taking in a bare head is about $25 to get it hot tanked.

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What is a valve job and is a valve job really necessary?


A valve job is when someone (or business) recuts the valves/head to properly seat the valves in the heads to the engine. On a 2007 I really doubt that is necessary. You generally see this done on older cars with higher miles. Now on the same token if its a valve adjustment, then it could be necessary on a newer vehicle once the vehicle is past its "breaking in" period. Hope this gives you some direction. Thanks for using fixya!

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JC

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Any solution short of a valve job?


I have had the same problem on several chevrolets in the past. The problem was either a broke rocker on the valve trane or the most common is a flat cam lobe. A flat cam lobe will not let the valve open fully or not at all.

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