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Distributor Cap & Rotor Replacement

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Distributor Cap & Rotor Replacement

Why you need an distributor cap and rotor replacement

Is your car struggling to start, misfiring or not starting at all? You’re probably in need of a new distributor cap and rotor. A bad distributor can prevent your ignition from firing correctly, which can prevent your car from starting. Often, vehicles will show symptoms of a failing distributor cap and rotor before they actually die. This indicates that your ignition coil isn’t getting enough spark and usually requires a distributor cap and rotor replacement to get it running smoothly again.


Your distributor cap is the main point of connection for all your spark plug wires. It acts as a “distribution hub” to distribute the spark from the engine and power from the battery to each engine cylinder via the spark plug wires. Once the electricity has been transferred into the distributor cap, it shoots sparks through each of the spark plug wires towards each individual spark plug and ignites each engine cylinder.

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Distributor Cap & Rotor Replacement

If you’re looking for broken distributor cap and rotor replacement service, you’ve come to the right place. Whether your cap and rotor is just starting to fail or has actually failed, on nearly any vehicle you can imagine, we can help!

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Common Symptoms of a Bad Distributor Cap & Rotor

There are a number of things that can indicate when a distributor cap replacement or rotor replacement needs to occur. Keep an eye out for engine misfires, the Check Engine Light (CEL), excessive or unusual engine noises, or a no-start situation. You may also see cracks in the housing, burned distributor cap terminals, or corroded/caked up or greasy terminals.


Many of these symptoms can indicate a bad distributor cap or rotor as well as numerous other issues. That said, if your car doesn’t start, you’ll need to find out why. Sometimes, for the lucky ones among us, fixing a no-start issue can be as simple as replacing the distributor cap and rotor to ensure the ignition coil is getting enough spark at the right time in order to fire up the engine.


You can learn more about how to troubleshoot your vehicle here, or better yet, leave it to the professionals at TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center.

How does the shop replace your distributor cap & rotor?

When you bring your car in for a distributor cap and rotor replacement, a mechanic will verify the issue through a series of diagnostic tests. The problem may be as simple as old spark plug wires, a bad ignition coil or a worn out distributor cap or rotor. If it turns out to be one or both of the latter issues, you’re in luck.


Distributor cap and rotor replacements are easy services that can be done in well under an hour, provided your mechanic has the right parts for your vehicle. They’ll simply unplug the spark plug wires from the distributor cap, remove the cap and rotor, replace the rotor, install the new cap and reattach all the wires. Easy as pie!


If the mechanic replaces your distributor cap and rotor and your vehicle maintains a rough start, they may also need to replace your spark plugs or spark plug wires, which can cause a loss of power if their connections are bad. Attempting to start your car when it doesn’t want to start can drain your battery, so they may also need to charge up your car’s battery before giving it back to you.

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Investments in the Future

Having a new distributor cap and rotor–and knowing they were installed correctly–provides peace of mind. With the right parts and care, your vehicle will be more reliable and you’re much less likely to get stranded on the side of the road. Think of it this way: your investment in TLC Auto is an investment in you and your car’s future!

Spend less

When you keep your car in good shape, you’ll be able to save on maintenance. You’re also less likely to wear out other related parts if your vehicle’s systems are running correctly. Regular servicing can be akin to preventative care, and it’ll leave you with more trust in your car!

Peace of mind

Replacing your distributor cap and rotor with professionals can save you the trips to and from the parts store, as well as avoid the many possible errors in part purchases, installation and proper functioning of the whole system. Leave it to the professionals!

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The distributor interacts with a lot of other parts, so you may hear mechanics discuss things like spark to the coil, improper voltage regulation or a faulty ignition control module. While this swap is easy to complete, it can be hard to diagnose, so it’s best to leave it to the professionals.


It’s easy to get lost in the electrical issues and how everything works together, so don’t stress – call TLC Auto and let us handle it.

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Without any extra servicing, this parts swap usually costs under $200. Depending on which parts your mechanic needs to repair or replace, a distributor service could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours if they find a faulty coil, ignition module or electrical issue. Making sure you keep the parts in your ignition system up to date and in working condition is crucial to the proper functioning of your vehicle.


Regardless of the issue(s), TLC Auto will communicate with you before servicing your vehicle. You can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands, and that you get to make all the calls!


Don’t compromise on safety for yourself or others on the road. Drop by our shop, schedule an online appointment today or give us a call


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