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 on 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 on 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 on December 03, 2009
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MY CAR BUCKS IT DONT MATTER WHAT GEAR ITS IN OR WHAT SPEED IDLES GOOD CHECK ENG. LIGHT DOES COME ON EVERYONCE IN WHILE BUT NEVER LONG ENUFF TO PULL ANY CODE I CHANGE FUEL FILTER,PLUGS AND WIRES, C...