How much will it cost to fix a vacuum leak in my car?

My Check Engine light came on last month, and now vacuum sounds are coming from my engine. After doing some research, I know it is a vacuum leak in my car. I’ve been putting off taking my car to the mechanic because my car is driving fine, and I don’t have the money to repair it. How much will it cost to fix a vacuum leak in my car?

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Answer provided by
Talullah Blanco
Answered on Feb 02, 2022
Depending on the cause and location of the leak it can cost between $150 and $1,000 to repair a leak in your vacuum system. While it can be tempting to put off repairs when they don’t cause driveability issues, you should promptly take your car to a mechanic to determine the cause of the leak and before risking engine failure.
Here are some common causes of vacuum leaks:
  • Rip or cracked intake snorkel
  • Warped manifold gasket
  • Brittle plastic and rubber vacuum hoses and lines
  • Stuck EGR valve
Once your mechanic has determined the cause of the vacuum leak in your car, you can receive an accurate estimate of repair costs. While car repairs can be expensive, your car insurance doesn’t have to be.
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