GMC Savana 1500 Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement Cost

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Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement
The average cost for a GMC Savana 1500 exhaust manifold gasket replacement is between $180 and $233. Labor costs are estimated between $158 and $200 while parts are priced between $22 and $33. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: This service is typically done as part of a bigger, more expensive repair, so the estimate you see above may not represent your total cost. Some of these bigger related repairs are listed in the table below. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs may be right for you.

How does the exhaust manifold gasket work?

As the engine pumps hot exhaust gases out of the cylinder head, the exhaust manifold receives it, and pressure builds inside the manifold. The metal gasket expands with the cylinder head and manifold, to fill the tiny gap between them, so back pressure may build without the gas escaping the exhaust system,

What are the symptoms related to a bad exhaust manifold gasket?

When the exhaust manifold gasket becomes corroded to the point of failure, it no longer muffles engine exhaust noise, and the result will be a tapping noise from the exhaust manifold. If the muffler bracket has broken, or the rubber hanger is worn, the muffler and exhaust pipe may hang down, placing additional strain on the hot manifold, and cause the exhaust manifold gasket to leak. Lastly, the manifold gasket leaking could register as lean fuel conditions at the oxygen sensors, causing black smoke from the exhaust under heavy acceleration, check engine light illumination, and OBD trouble codes for exhaust and emissions, fuel delivery, and lean running conditions.

More exhaust manifold gasket symptoms

Can I drive with an exhaust manifold gasket problem?

Driving a vehicle with a leak in the exhaust manifold gasket is generally not recommended for very long. It can ruin fuel mileage, fail a smog inspection, and cause damage to exhaust valves. Frequency

How often do exhaust manifold gaskets need to be replaced?

Normally, the exhaust manifold gasket can go thousands of heat cycles before failure, but engine condition, and driving style may play a significant role in the longevity of the gasket, except for corrosion, and collisions. Most exhaust manifold gaskets last until they are removed to perform another service. In any event, the rate of decay is dependent on the operating environment, and the likelihood of replacement is based on age, rather than mileage.

Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for an Exhaust Manifold Gasket Replacement is between $180 and $233 but can vary from car to car.