What does the distributor rotor and cap do? The Distributor cap and rotor receives voltage from the ignition coil and distributes it to the spark plugs in the engines cylinders via spark plug wires. The cap sits on top of the rotor and holds the spark plug wires in place so they can absorb electrical current from the rotor as the rotor spins. How do you know your distributor rotor and cap needs to be replaced? Your notice a strange noise coming from the engine Your check engine light is on Your vehicle does not start How is the distributor rotor and cap replaced by a mobile mechanic? The ignition system is inspected. The defective cap and rotor is removed and replaced. The ignition system is retested and the ignition timing if needed. How important is is it to have your distributor rotor and cap replaced? If your distributor rotor and cap are damaged or wor? voltage from the ignition coil wont be redistributed to the spark plugs and your engine will struggle to run or will not run at all.
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