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$92.24 - $256.04

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How much does Distributor Cap and Rotor 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
1977 Jaguar XJS $215 $138.18 $76.98 16% $256.43
1989 GMC G1500 $119 $48.91 $69.99 23% $156.41
1993 Mitsubishi Galant $128 $58.26 $69.99 22% $165.76
1977 Chevrolet C30 $140 $70.42 $69.99 21% $177.92
1995 Toyota Tacoma $121 $51.23 $69.99 23% $158.73
1981 Toyota Corolla $129 $59.13 $69.99 22% $166.63

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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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Damian

Damian

8 years of experience
255 reviews
Damian
8 years of experience
I actually wondered if I would get someone competent. Damian was above my expectations. This guy was not only thorough he was also very informative. Highly recommended him.
1992 TOYOTA PICKUP - DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR REPLACEMENT - WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Good work! Will definately use him again!!
2002 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 2500 - DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR AND CAP - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Chris

Chris

12 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
12 years of experience
Chris was the best decision I could have made; he was on time, knowledgeable, friendly, and was able to figure out my problem, get me an estimate, and fix my problem quickly and professionally. I can't express my appreciation and give him a higher recommendation, but I will say, his service is amazing, worth it and I will share this with my friends familial and use again!!! 10 stars out of 5!
2000 NISSAN XTERRA - DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR AND CAP - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Andrew

Andrew

8 years of experience
394 reviews
Andrew
8 years of experience
So happy I chose this.. He was nice and very through.. Thank you Andrew 
2000 HONDA ACCORD - DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR AND CAP - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

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