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How much does Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) 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
2008 Suzuki XL-7 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2011 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $157 $66.25 $91.00 23% $206.00
2005 Dodge Stratus $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2009 Mercury Mariner $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan $122 $44.76 $77.00 25% $163.01
2005 Audi Allroad Quattro $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2007 Cadillac STS $77 $0.00 $77.00 34% $118.25
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
2003 Porsche Boxster $70 $0.00 $70.00 34% $107.50
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Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) Replacement Service

What is the Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires) all about?

The ignition cables, also known as “spark plug wires” are part of the ignition system. They transfer the spark from the distributor or ignition coil to spark plugs that ignite the air-fuel mixture, starting the engine.

Over time, the cables can get weak and break down. This will make it harder for the spark to reach the engine cylinders, resulting in engine misfires. The car may not start at all. If one of the spark plugs has gone bad, the car will still start and run, but it will run poorly.

Keep in mind:

  • Ignition cable failure is often caused by other failing pieces in the ignition system; a mechanic should check for any other malfunctioning parts, and replace any parts of the system that don’t work.
  • Every time the ignition cables are replaced, the spark plugs should be inspected.
  • Leaking oil or coolant can cause ignition wire failure. If this is the case, the cause of the leak should be repaired or replaced, or else the new ignition wires will quickly be damaged as well.

How it's done:

  • Scan the computer system in the car for codes.
  • Inspect ignition cables (look for white spots).
  • Ohm test on individual cables.
  • Remove and replace the cables if found faulty.
  • Inspect the spark plugs.
  • Clear the codes.

Our recommendation:

Ignition wires should be replaced at least every 60,000 miles, but whenever your car is serviced, it’s a good idea to have the entire ignition system inspected. Any time that you have spark plugs replaced, it’s a good idea to have the ignition wires replaced as well. If you notice that your engine is running poorly, you should schedule an inspection.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Ignition Cable (Spark plug wires)?

  • Check Engine light is on.
  • Engine misfires.
  • Poor gas mileage.
  • Engine may shake (light vibration).

How important is this service?

The fuel in your automobile is ignited by a spark. This starts with the ignition coil, which transforms low voltage power into extremely high voltage. This high voltage is transferred through the ignition cables, and to the spark plug, where a spark is created that ignites the engine’s fuel, and powers the engine.

When one or more ignition cables fail, this voltage will not be transferred from the ignition coil to the spark plugs, and the fuel will not be ignited. Depending on how many of your ignition cables malfunction, your car will either run poorly, or won’t run at all.

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Peter

39 years of experience
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Peter
39 years of experience
Peter arrived within the designated time frame but even called to let me know he would be here around 1:30 which was well within the 1-2 pm time frame. He was extremely courteous and knowledgeable. He not only diagnosed the problem, but had to fix what a previous mechanic had done which caused the problem. I had had one of the mechanics out from YourMechanic.com fix my valve cover gasket two weeks prior to my car having issues again so it was covered by your own warranty. Peter made sure that the price was adjusted accordingly. This was a HUGE relief to someone on a limited budget. I have since told all my family and co-workers about your exceptional service and how you stand behind your warranties.
1999 NISSAN ALTIMA - IGNITION CABLE (SPARK PLUG WIRES) - PEORIA, ARIZONA

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32 years of experience
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Noe
32 years of experience
Noe was always on time for inspection and service. He always informed ahead of time of his location and time it would take him to arrive. Performed all the work in professional manner, would definitely recommend!!
2004 HYUNDAI SANTA FE - IGNITION CABLE (SPARK PLUG WIRES) REPLACEMENT - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

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16 years of experience
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Jamahl
16 years of experience
I wouldn't pick anyone else to work on my cars via Your Mechanic. Jamal is trustworthy, easily explains the situation with your car as needed, and gets the job done without problems.
2007 TOYOTA PRIUS - IGNITION CABLE (SPARK PLUG WIRES) - WINDERMERE, FLORIDA

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