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1996 Toyota 4Runner Question: What is the cost to have valve clearance checked? How often should it be done?

 

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wemerson, 3.4L V6, Portland, OR, October 19, 2012, 22:27
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1996 2WD 4Runner V6 with 215,000 miles. Valve adjustment is costly at $486 to $659 per RepairPal. Are the valves easy to check but expensive to adjust when adjustment is needed?

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    BBMW from Bell Buckle Motor Works, October 20, 2012, 06:05
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    The valve clearance on that vehicle should be checked/adjusted every 60,000 miles according to the "normal" driving conditions service table. It is a five hour job, so you are paying the hourly rate x 5. If the shop charges 100/hour, then it will cost 500 plus tax. Shims will probably be necessary as well but are relatively inexpensive.

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