High time to replace your Cylinder

How would you know if a cylinder head in your engine is having issues? One of the most common tell-tale signs will be a noise that your engine is misfiring. This will lead to performance issues and you may even notice that your car is quickly overheating after a few low speed miles on the road. Different symptoms include a sweet scent originating from the engine block, made from coolant leaking into the engine, or a puddle of coolant gathering under the car; where it’s recently been parked overnight.

How to replace cylinder:

  • Unscrew the primary screw (red dot). Place the key inside the cylinder and turn it to the left or right, to ensure that the carrier is parallel with the cylinder. Push the cylinder out of the lock.
  • You have to measure the distance from the center to both sides of the cylinder (left and right).
  • If you select a standard cylinder, the key can be copied anywhere else. If you select a safety cylinder, you get a property card (a certificate)with a unique code.
  • Place the key inside the cylinder and turn slightly to the right or left. This is done to ensure that the carrier is parallel with the cylinder.
  • If needed, you can add some Lock spray inside the lock to smooth things. (Most of the time, a cylinder is inside a lock for a considerable length of time and everything has turned a bit rusty. Lock spray is the perfect product to fix this).
  • Place the new cylinder inside the lock of door and turn with the key until the carrier is fixed in the lock.
  • Place the primary screw back in the lock to make sure the cylinder will be fixed.

Removing and installing a new cylinder head is quite a difficult task relative to other fixes that you can do on your car. The normal cost for a cylinder replacement is $370 and $502. Estimate does not contain taxes and fees. Give us a call to know more.