Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement at your home or office in Orinda.

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YourMechanic Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement Service

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

183

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Joshua

Joshua

24 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
24 years of experience
Super competent and honest. Josh has been my mechanic for about the last two years. So glad to have found him. Does not bat an eye when I provide my own parts. Does not try to up sell, but will let you know of things he recommends. Josh is one of the good guys! highly recommended.
Joe

Joe

40 years of experience
579 reviews
Joe
40 years of experience
Joe is a dynamic, friendly, and talented mechanic. I fully recommend him.
Friendly service at a reasonable price.
Richard

Richard

18 years of experience
173 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
Richard notified me 20 min before the appointment he was on his way and showed up right on time. He finished replacing the spark plugs, wires, rotor and cap in 90 minutes and was very knowledgeable about some other car issues I had questions about. Total was $161, where two other auto shops quoted over $300.
Luis

Luis

14 years of experience
62 reviews
Luis
14 years of experience
Outstanding service, very personable.....and polite ; )...HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Peter

Peter

22 years of experience
41 reviews
Peter
22 years of experience
Peter did a wonderful job. He explained in detail what he was doing and answered all my questions clearly. He performed his work up and beyond what I was hoping for. I highly recommend Peter.
Jason

Jason

21 years of experience
57 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Simply amazing. Was very prompt, professional and went over and above to make sure everything was handled correctly.
Tien

Tien

20 years of experience
746 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
David

David

10 years of experience
128 reviews
David
10 years of experience
He diagnosed the issue. I did a great job
Robert

Robert

18 years of experience
596 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
Fired right up with no service engine light. From the looks of old parts it was over do.
Richard

Richard

10 years of experience
419 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
Richard showed up a little early which was great and the app gave me a an alert when he was enroute. He was very friendly and did a great job fixing the issue. I will be using him for any future work I need on my vehicle.


How much does Distributor Cap and Rotor Replacement cost in Orinda?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Orinda. Our mechanics in Orinda 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 in Orinda.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
1981 Nissan Maxima $146 $66.18 $79.99 15% $173.68
1985 GMC S15 $129 $49.13 $79.99 17% $156.63
1982 Buick Riviera $138 $58.29 $79.99 16% $165.79
1995 Chevrolet K1500 $130 $50.35 $79.99 17% $157.85
1981 Chevrolet K30 $122 $42.23 $79.99 18% $149.73
1994 Nissan Quest $134 $53.75 $79.99 17% $161.25

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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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