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I have a 2002 aztek in the shop with a leak in the intake manifold gasket. the mechanic wants to also remove the heads and check and balance them. this increases the bill by about 500 bucks. should this be done?

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Please send me $500 for the answer to this question "is the pope catholic"???? or does the phrase "he's pulling your chain"get a responce.how do you "balance a head"is NOT something ive ever heard of .........(please send me the money....ive got a sick mom and........)get another garage ASAP.......you could start a forum up on facebook re this guy........

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Never heard of check and balance a head. I would ask him what he's trying to fix. What were your symptoms/reasons for pulling the intake manifold?

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