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Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement Estimate for Ford Escort

Ford Escort Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement costs $133 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1986 Ford EscortL4-1.9LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$214.57Shop/Dealer Price$258.75 - $364.77
1990 Ford EscortL4-1.9LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$214.57Shop/Dealer Price$258.81 - $364.87
1996 Ford EscortL4-1.8LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$190.89Shop/Dealer Price$227.24 - $311.25
1984 Ford EscortL4-2.0L DieselService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$200.65Shop/Dealer Price$243.09 - $339.97
1982 Ford EscortL4-1.6LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$134.57Shop/Dealer Price$157.58 - $202.73
1984 Ford EscortL4-1.6L TurboService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$162.45Shop/Dealer Price$190.81 - $252.85
1991 Ford EscortL4-1.8LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$190.89Shop/Dealer Price$226.52 - $310.00
1984 Ford EscortL4-1.6LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$185.79Shop/Dealer Price$221.47 - $304.94
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Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement Service

What are the Distributor Rotor and Cap all about?

When the engine is running, high voltage created by the ignition coil travels through the coil wire to the ignition rotor. As the ignition rotor turns in the distributor, the rotor distributes the spark by sending it in a synchronized order through the spark plug wires to the spark plug located in each of the engine's cylinders.

The distributor is a main component of the ignition system. It takes very high voltage and delivers it to fire the spark plugs.

Keep in mind:

  • When the distributor rotor and cap are replaced, the entire ignition system should be inspected.
  • After replacing the distributor rotor and cap, the ignition wires will need to be reinstalled.

How it's done:

  • Check the ignition system.
  • Replace the cap and rotor if found faulty.
  • Re-check the ignition system.
  • Check ignition timing if needed.

Our recommendation:

Whenever your vehicle has routine maintenance or servicing, the ignition system should be inspected thoroughly. If you ever notice your ignition system having a hard time (such as your car having trouble turning on or staying on), then you should schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Distributor Rotor and Cap?

  • Engine misfires.
  • Car does not start.
  • Noises from the engine.
  • Check engine light is on.

How important is this service?

The distributor rotor and cap is used when the engine is running. During this time, high voltage is created by the ignition coil, and sent through the coil wire to the ignition rotor. This rotor turns inside the distributor, and as it does so, it evenly distributes sparks to the spark plugs, through the spark plug wires. The spark plugs then use this spark to ignite the fuel mixture, which allows the engine to keep running.

If the distributor rotor and cap malfunction, the voltage from the ignition coil won’t be redistributed to the spark plugs, and your engine will either have a hard time running, or won’t run at all.

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Lucas

20 years of experience
863 reviews
Lucas
20 years of experience
Ford Escort - Car is not starting - Northridge, California
Lucas was unable to determine our engine problem, but that was because it was complicated and would have required more investigation than he was able to do in our driveway, but he did do a thorough and professional job checking out everything that he was able to check out. He was good at explaining things to us, and although he could not help with our situation, we were grateful that he came.

Melvin

16 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
16 years of experience
Ford Escort - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Lawrenceville, Georgia

Tom

41 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
41 years of experience
Ford Escort - Engine is misfiring - San Jose, California
Tom is excellent. He is able to diagnosis issues in an hour that would take half a day at the shop. He is very good at communicating his diagnosis and recommending exactly what is needed and nothing else.

Joseph

14 years of experience
4 reviews
Joseph
14 years of experience
Ford Escort - Car is not starting - West Palm Beach, Florida
Car would not start without a jump. Joseph came by the house right on time and quickly diagnosed the problem, then went out of his way to make sure that we retrieved the correct part and replaced it in a timely fashion. Very knowledgeable and friendly mechanic. I would definitely recommend him to anybody else in need of a mechanic.

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