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Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement Estimate for Mercedes-Benz 380SL

Mercedes-Benz 380SL Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement costs $244 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SLV8-3.8LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$385.39Shop/Dealer Price$481.11 - $721.87
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SLV8-3.8LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$405.93Shop/Dealer Price$506.89 - $763.13
1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SLV8-3.8LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$410.93Shop/Dealer Price$510.63 - $765.93
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SLV8-3.8LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$405.93Shop/Dealer Price$509.83 - $768.28
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SLV8-3.8LService typeDistributor Cap and Rotor ReplacementEstimate$405.93Shop/Dealer Price$504.75 - $759.39
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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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Carlos

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Carlos
15 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz 380SL - Fuel Pump - Bedford, Texas
It was great. He was personable and very knoedgeable about my car. He didn't mind me watching and learning and trying to help and didn't make me feel ignorant because I'm not a "car guy". My only critique is that he didn't know how to open the hood and became distracted a little to frequently.

David

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David
35 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz 380SL - Car is not starting - Los Angeles, California
Davis was running a little late because of traffic; but he called to let me know this; the service was excellent. I am happily driving my car everyday as he advised.

Manuel

31 years of experience
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Manuel
31 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz 380SL - Check Electrical Equipment - Orange, California
Manuel is very professional, knowledgeable and very honest. My 84 380SL Mercedes will not start and he determined that based on his diagnosis that I am going to need to have the fuel distributor repaired/rebuilt or get a refurbished one since the new ones are no longer available for this model. He was able to demonstrate the validity of his diagnosis and made it run for a couple of minutes by spraying starter fluid in the throttle because the latter is not getting fuel from the distributor. He made some valuable suggestions free-of-charge, to improve the performance of the engine. He came ahead of scheduled appointment and worked right away performing various diagnostics on the ignition and fuel system. Highly recommended.

Rodric

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Rodric
13 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz 380SL - Brake System Flush - Atlanta, Georgia
Rodric was great. Showed up and went straight to work.

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