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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.

Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
1990 Jaguar XJ12$323$228.16$94.993%$335.66
2003 Dodge Stratus$171$76.49$94.996%$183.99
1993 Jaguar XJ6$172$77.19$94.996%$184.69
1977 Honda Civic$107$11.64$94.9910%$119.14
1985 GMC C1500 Suburban$136$40.53$94.998%$148.03
1992 Toyota MR2$137$41.67$94.998%$149.17

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.

Recent Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement reviews

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32 years of experience
515 reviews
32 years of experience
Nissan Frontier V6-3.3L - Distributor Rotor and Cap - San Jose, California
He came a little earlier than expected & is very efficient. He explains what he does & needs to be done.


15 years of experience
57 reviews
15 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 V8-5.9L - Distributor Rotor and Cap - Battle Ground, Washington
Tim and his father in law did a great job working on my truck. Thanks for your services. My invoice was incorrect for the oil change because I never got one done and I purchased my own Distributor Cap with Rotor and Coil. Your Mechanic only provided me parts for my Spark Plugs n Spark plug wires. But Tim said he fixed my invoice and I believe he will.


15 years of experience
20 reviews
15 years of experience
Chevrolet Express 1500 V6-4.3L - Distributor Rotor and Cap - Dayton, Ohio
Matthew (goes by Jake) was excellent, as was our experience with Your Mechanic. We booked on a Thursday and he came to us on Friday, and then he came back for follow-up services on Monday and Tuesday. He was knowledgeable about all of our vehicles and was very willing to show and talk about the services that he provided. We will definitely book him again!


35 years of experience
484 reviews
35 years of experience
Honda Accord L4-2.2L - Distributor Rotor and Cap - Tampa, Florida
Jonathan was an outstanding mechanic and is very personable. He is thorough and pays attention to detail. He has 35 yrs. experience and is simply the best mechanic out there. It was a pleasure working with him.

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