How much does it cost to replace head gasket?

Asked by May 28, 2008 at 06:49 PM about the 1995 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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V6 or 4 cylinder? Or V8 if it was offered that year. Labor rate is around $87.00 an hour the gasket set is usually around $125 ish, plus at least 4-6 hours to replace it. So maybe $600? Plus coolant and any other miscellaneous things.

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I bet it will cost more like $1000 for your truck. Thats if you get a shop to do it.

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I would guess anywhere from 800-1200 bucks depending on the shop. If your somewhat mechanically inclined your way better off to do it's really not as difficult as you would think

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These numbers are all very close. As a former Dodge service advisor, I would agree with any of these based on your geographic location, as service rates vary.

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my only reply is that i would be sure its the head gasket, if its the v6 or v8 magnum motor, i would place my bet on a cracked head instead

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