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How much does Distributor Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $413 $343.38 $70.00 8% $450.88
2004 Volkswagen Golf $334 $264.12 $70.00 10% $371.62
2003 Volkswagen Golf $334 $264.12 $70.00 10% $371.62
2003 Mitsubishi Galant $457 $387.49 $70.00 7% $494.99
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $413 $343.38 $70.00 8% $450.88
2005 Volkswagen Golf $334 $264.12 $70.00 10% $371.62
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $191 $120.91 $70.00 16% $228.41
2005 Lexus GS300 $342 $272.38 $70.00 9% $379.88
2003 Lexus GS300 $342 $272.38 $70.00 9% $379.88
2004 Lexus GS300 $342 $272.38 $70.00 9% $379.88
2004 Chevrolet Corvette $309 $218.38 $91.00 13% $358.13
2003 Chevrolet Corvette $309 $218.38 $91.00 13% $358.13
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Distributor Replacement Service

What is the Distributor all about?

Three factors (fuel, air, and ignition) are needed to power the modern internal combustion motor. The distributor houses a rotor that facilitates the spark necessary to ignite the fuel in a vehicle. The rotor turns within the distributor, connects with the ignition coil, and creates electric current. This current passes to the spark plugs, which deliver the current from the rotor to the combustion chamber and enable the car to start.

Keep in mind:

  • A faulty distributor will prevent a vehicle from running properly, because there will be no spark generated to ignite the fuel in order to create combustion.
  • Generally, a distributor is located near the engine, but tracing spark plug wires will lead to its exact location.

Our recommendation:

An inspection by one our expert mechanics can determine if the distributor is faulty. While the distributor may appear to be in working order from a visual inspection, it often needs to be dismantled complete to check the function of the rotor and other parts.

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

  • Vehicle shakes abnormally while at an idling stop
  • Vehicle stalls while at an idling stop
  • Vehicle backfires
  • Vehicle’s RPMs are not steady (varying widely instead of smoothly raising, lowering, or maintaining)
  • High pitched squealing noise
  • Car tries to start, but won’t completely turn over

How important is this service?

While a car may still start with a faulty distributor, the distributor will fail completely in time. If any of the above symptoms are being exhibited, it’s important to schedule an inspection to determine the cause, so that a repair can be completed. If the vehicle stalls and fails to re-start in traffic, it can quickly become a safety issue for all vehicle occupants.

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YourMechanic Distributor Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Keith

14 years of experience
62 reviews
Keith
14 years of experience
Keith continues to be a very nice young man,honest,knowledgeable with good service.My husband and myself are very happy !!
1997 CHEVROLET K1500 SUBURBAN - DISTRIBUTOR - SAINT CLOUD, FLORIDA

Choeun

11 years of experience
146 reviews
Choeun
11 years of experience
Choeun was amazing! He took the time to explain the problem and his diagnosis, was patient in educating me on why the problem was happening, and laid out a step-by-by plan to fix it. Even though there were some problems with the original diagnosis (not his fault... he didn't do the initial diagnosis), he took complete ownership and fixed the problem on his first visit. In a profession that seems to have its fair share of reputation challenges, Choeun is that rare breed who treats his customers with honesty and integrity... and who truly understands what it means to be a professional. Highly, highly recommended!
1991 HONDA CIVIC - DISTRIBUTOR - STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA

Terry

26 years of experience
79 reviews
Terry
26 years of experience
Great guy, super knowledgeable , super friendly and quick and to the point. I had an awesome experience with him and he helped get my car up and running in no time . I had attempted to do some work myself and messed it up and came to the rescue and did it right and was even kind enough to show me what i had done wrong (as I was curious) He didn't make me feel bad or dumb or anything. I would recommend him and YourMechanic to anyone !
1999 INFINITI QX4 - DISTRIBUTOR - GILBERT, ARIZONA

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