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  • ashliman
  • 1993 Toyota Corolla

Electrical problem
1993 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 197000 miles

My car recently quit on me. Toyota dealership is replacing the coil pack, which they said would get it running again. During their diagnosis, they mentioned that the capacitor was melted and that the distributor should probably be changed. They said it wasn't necessar right now, but they wanted to give me a heads up. The cost from the dealership was going to be $1,056.00. What exactly would they be replacing? Looking online, I don't see anything for the distributor that is over $300 in cost?
Thanks for your time and assistance.

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Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 12:41 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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Only takes about 1 labor hour to remove and replace the entire distributor assembly which should not exceed $100 in labor, plus another $400 or so in a new distributor assembly so I don't think $1,000 is a fair price. May want to get quote elsewhere before getting that repair done.

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Monday, November 8th, 2010 AT 5:27 PM

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