I recently h ad my daughters used Corolla in for maintenance and was told I needed a tune-up. They charged over 300$ to change the plugs and igintion wires and said it would be another 300$ for the rotar and cap. I was wondering if I coudl do this job myself. I have a little more thatn basic knowledge of cars and used to do my own tune-ups on my older cars befoer the invention of the electronic ignition systems.
rotar and cap on 1995 Toyota Corolla
by babynurse in Fort Lauderdale, FL on December 03, 2009
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by Bret Bodas , December 03, 2009
Hello, I would have to see the repair orders to know for sure, but the price sounds excessive for both of the repairs. A cap and rotor replacement can be quite simple to perform, you need simple hand tools and follow one main rule: leave the wires on the old cap, remove the cap, install the new cap and move the wires to the new cap one at a time! This ensures that you don't mess up the order of the wires. Here is a video that shows how to replace the cap and rotor: http://www.ehow.com/video_2327548_installing-distributor-rotor-cap.html
COMMENT by babynurse , December 03, 2009
Thanks for the answer. I thought the price was outrageous, but they had me by the short hairs. They see a woman coming and think that we know nothing.
COMMENT by Bret Bodas , December 03, 2009
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