Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement

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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
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 $135 $64.76 $70.00 21% $172.26
2005 GMC Yukon XL 2500 $158 $74.36 $84.00 22% $203.36
2005 Honda Odyssey $146 $75.56 $70.00 20% $183.06
2007 Chevrolet Aveo5 $126 $41.96 $84.00 26% $170.96
2008 Subaru Outback $101 $31.16 $70.00 27% $138.66
2007 Buick Rainier $106 $36.37 $70.00 26% $143.87
2003 Ford E-150 Club Wagon $145 $74.75 $70.00 20% $182.25
2004 Cadillac CTS $115 $44.96 $70.00 24% $152.46
2011 Cadillac CTS $115 $44.96 $70.00 24% $152.46
2004 Lincoln LS $110 $39.56 $70.00 25% $147.06
2005 Cadillac Escalade $106 $36.37 $70.00 26% $143.87
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 $140 $69.51 $70.00 21% $177.01
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $277 $207.24 $70.00 11% $314.74
2009 Ford Mustang $106 $35.60 $70.00 26% $143.10
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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Number of Reviews

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Joel

17 years of experience
403 reviews
Joel
17 years of experience
Joel is an elite professional! So glad I found him and I will call on him in the future. Class act and super knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
1997 NISSAN QUEST - DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR AND CAP - JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

Maxwell

14 years of experience
241 reviews
Maxwell
14 years of experience
Maxwell showed up early, talked me through the issue, and made idle conversation on a real basis(like he'd known me for years). I haven't given the vehicle a test run but Maxwell informed me that the work comes with a 12mth/1 yr warranty. Will keep you posted.
1996 HONDA CIVIC - DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR AND CAP - TOMBALL, TEXAS

Maxwell

14 years of experience
241 reviews
Maxwell
14 years of experience
Maxwell was very knowledgeable, polite, and punctual. Completed the repairs very quickly and proficiently. I will definitely be booking him for any future services!
1988 NISSAN SENTRA - DISTRIBUTOR ROTOR AND CAP - HOUSTON, TEXAS

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