The cost to fix an intake leak on a car can range anywhere from around $150 to $600 or more, depending on the vehicle. A leak in the intake manifold not only contaminates the engine oil but can also cause damage to the engine itself.
Intake manifolds differ in terms of material composition and style, which means the cost of repairing a leak varies based on the make and model of a car and the year it was made. Another variation associated with the total repair cost is the labor charged by the mechanic. A dealership charges more for labor per hour, while an independent mechanic or auto body shop typically charges less.