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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
2004 Nissan Frontier $322 $251.53 $70.00 10% $359.03
2007 Honda Accord $454 $383.98 $70.00 7% $491.48
2005 Honda Accord $454 $383.98 $70.00 7% $491.48
2004 Chevrolet Blazer $440 $349.31 $91.00 9% $489.06
2004 Volkswagen Golf $334 $264.12 $70.00 10% $371.62
2004 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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Average Rating

4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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Junard

7 years of experience
48 reviews
Junard
7 years of experience
Junard was friendly and professional. He was not the initial mechanic who diagnosed what was wrong with my car but he did an excellent job. He asked some initial questions before the appointment and then when he arrived he got right to work. He is a very conscientious worker and explained the work to me that was done and also had some recommendations to keep the car in good shape. I'm so happy that my car is running again!
1999 NISSAN ALTIMA - DISTRIBUTOR - DREXEL HILL, PENNSYLVANIA

Chet

37 years of experience
345 reviews
Chet
37 years of experience
Great honest mechanic very knowledgeable quick and thorough thought I needed a fuel pump turns out it was a distributor glad he was here and honest would of probably got a run for my money if I had taken it to a shop will gladly do business again
1995 FORD MUSTANG - DISTRIBUTOR - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

James

27 years of experience
292 reviews
James
27 years of experience
James is going to be my "GO TO MECHANIC" from now on . I had 2 cars that decided to die at the same time so i tried yourmechanic.com and they sent out James, He arrived on time and quickly found out that it was a simple repair that would only take a hr to fix so all the labor would be covered under the inspection fee , I just had to buy the part and he would come back out to put it in. I was very pleased so i had him inspect my other car when he came back out and that one only need a simple fix also and the labor would be covered under the inspection fee also. I am very pleased with James and will always use him for any repairs that are needed. Thank you James for being a honest mechanic!!
2000 CHRYSLER SEBRING - DISTRIBUTOR - LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA

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