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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
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe $146 $75.56 $70.00 20% $183.06
2004 Bentley Continental $125 $55.16 $70.00 23% $162.66
2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder $130 $59.96 $70.00 22% $167.46
2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 $277 $207.24 $70.00 11% $314.74
2003 Audi A4 Quattro $111 $40.76 $70.00 25% $148.26
2003 Dodge Viper $98 $27.56 $70.00 27% $135.06
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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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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

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James

27 years of experience
270 reviews
James
27 years of experience
Superb service!!! I highly recommend James too. He was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I will book him again.
1999 JEEP WRANGLER - DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR AND CAP - WINDERMERE, FLORIDA

Jasmine

20 years of experience
28 reviews
Jasmine
20 years of experience
jasmine was very efficient in doing the work and had good past experience that helped the service go smoothly.
1996 CHEVROLET ASTRO - DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR REPLACEMENT - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Alex

13 years of experience
382 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
very polite, honest and quick. It was a pleasure to have Alex fix my truck. I really dont know what else to say. He was great.
1999 CHEVROLET EXPRESS 3500 - DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR AND CAP - FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS

Ruben

20 years of experience
35 reviews
Ruben
20 years of experience
Great experience, very professional and knowledgeable. Answered all questions and concerns. Also, Ruben is a good guy and it was a pleasure meeting him. I will use this service again.
2002 DODGE DAKOTA - DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND ROTOR REPLACEMENT - SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA

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