Distributor O-Ring Replacement at your home or office.

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Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1998 Honda Odyssey L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$72.19Shop/Dealer Price$87.26 - $99.80
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1999 Acura CL V6-3.0LYourMechanic Price$72.14Shop/Dealer Price$98.21 - $118.96
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1994 Honda Accord L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$71.80Shop/Dealer Price$86.80 - $99.06
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 2000 Honda Civic L4-1.6LYourMechanic Price$71.80Shop/Dealer Price$86.82 - $99.10
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 2002 Honda Accord L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$85.84Shop/Dealer Price$103.73 - $118.19
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1990 Honda Accord L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$71.84Shop/Dealer Price$86.81 - $99.08
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1999 Honda Accord L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$71.85Shop/Dealer Price$86.91 - $99.25
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1995 Saab 900 L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$72.85Shop/Dealer Price$88.15 - $101.23
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Distributor O Ring Replacement Service & Cost

What is the Distributor O Ring all about?

The distributor plays an important role in producing power for your vehicle. It receives electrical pulses from the ignition coil and disperses them to the appropriate spark plug through the spark plug wires, which ignites the air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. The distributor shaft is mounted in the engine, either through the intake manifold or into the engine block.

Any amount of moisture inside the distributor can and will cause a rough run and loss of power, so it is critical to keep it as dry inside as possible. There are actually two seals on the distributor shaft; one seals the shaft to the intake manifold or block to prevent external oil leakage, and one is a shaft seal where the distributor shaft enters the distributor housing to prevent oil from entering inside. Both seals are intended to keep oil inside the engine, not in or on the distributor. When the distributor o-ring in the intake is leaking, oil and grime builds up on the exterior of the distributor and the intake. If the distributor shaft seal is leaking, oil enters the distributor up the distributor shaft, albeit in small amounts, and prevents the proper transmission of the ignition spark. This will cause the engine to misfire and run poorly, along with a lack of power.

Keep in mind:

  • Pulses of high voltage electricity go through the distributor and spark plug wires. Disconnect the battery before servicing the distributor.

How it's done:

  • The Distributor O Ring is verified that it needs to be replaced. The battery is then disconnected and the distributor cap is removed.

  • The distributor is removed and the defective Distributor O Ring is removed from the bottom of distributor.

  • After the new Distributor O Ring is installed and the distributor is reinstalled, the engine timing is set

  • The engine is started and the Distributor O Ring is tested for leaks.

  • The vehicle is road tested to ensure proper operation of the Distributor O Ring and timing.

Our recommendation:

The distributor cap requires regular servicing and inspection during an engine tune-up. If oil is noticed in or around the distributor, the distributor o-ring or shaft seal will need to be replaced by one of our expert technicians. Sometimes the distributor itself will need to be replaced if the seals are not serviceable separately.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Distributor O Ring?

  • Noticeable oil leak at the base of the distributor by the valve cover
  • Rough run and loss of power

How important is this service?

An external oil leak from the distributor o-ring is almost always a minor concern that can be addressed in time. An internal distributor oil leak needs to be addressed immediately as it can lead to power-robbing symptoms which can leave you in a dangerous situation while driving.

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Enrique arrived and, this being the first time I used this company, I was expecting the usual mechanicy stuff: oh you're just a girl, what do you know, this is going to be MUCH more than you though, but wow was I wrong!! I asked to have the front break pads and rear break shoes replaced (My truck has both: rotors and drums) Enrique gets out of is car and greets me like a friend, and immediately put me at ease. He was honest with everything he told me, and let me see the issues that he found. Even though my truck does need more work done to it, Enrique wasn't pushy or overbearing in saying what I needed. he fixed what I asked him to, and said 'we can fix the rest as we go along' (NOT AN EXACT QUOTE) He was prompt, polite, knowledgeable, expedient, and didn't assume that because I'm a girl, that I'm stupid, like a lot of mechanics have done to me in the past. Over all, Enrique was a real gentleman and professional. I will definitely be asking for him specifically for my future repairs! 100% satisfied.
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Terrance is an amazing person!!!!!! Knowledgeable, courteous, and extremely friendly. Took his time with our car and explained in detail what was wrong with it. Use him if you can!!
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Professional, thorough, personable, and solved my car's multiple oil leaks.
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Jan
13 years of experience
He was nice and polite. Had trouble replacing my cars upper radiator hose. Before he started working on my car my dash had no issue until after the work was done My check engine light came. I am sure what he did but I think he my have damge a sensor while working on my car.
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ServiceYourMechanic PriceShop/Dealer Price
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1998 Honda Odyssey L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$72.19Shop/Dealer Price$87.26 - $99.80
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1999 Acura CL V6-3.0LYourMechanic Price$72.14Shop/Dealer Price$98.21 - $118.96
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1994 Honda Accord L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$71.80Shop/Dealer Price$86.80 - $99.06
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 2000 Honda Civic L4-1.6LYourMechanic Price$71.80Shop/Dealer Price$86.82 - $99.10
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 2002 Honda Accord L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$85.84Shop/Dealer Price$103.73 - $118.19
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1990 Honda Accord L4-2.2LYourMechanic Price$71.84Shop/Dealer Price$86.81 - $99.08
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1999 Honda Accord L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$71.85Shop/Dealer Price$86.91 - $99.25
Distributor O Ring Replacement for 1995 Saab 900 L4-2.3LYourMechanic Price$72.85Shop/Dealer Price$88.15 - $101.23
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