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Ignition coil replacement cost — What you can expect to pay

Ignition coil replacement cost varies but can run as high as $300 – $600 each

Ignition coil replacement cost can vary based on the ignition coil used in the vehicle. Conventional ignition coils are generally more affordable for the part cost and easier to access, so the labor cost is lower than Coil-on-plug (COP) or distributorless ignition systems (DIS).

COP and DIS coils are typically more expensive because they are more technologically advanced and offer improved performance and efficiency. The cost of replacing ignition coils can also be influenced by the vehicle’s specific make, model, and year. Different vehicles require different ignition coils, and the availability and pricing of these coils may vary depending on the vehicle’s specifications. Luxury or high-performance vehicles may use specialized ignition coils that are more expensive than those used in standard vehicles.

Replacement cost for standard and DIS ignition coils

For standard vehicles with conventional ignition coils, replacing a single ignition coil can range from $100 to $300. However, for vehicles equipped with more advanced ignition systems like coil-on-plug (COP) or distributorless ignition system (DIS) coils, the cost may be higher, ranging from $200 to $600 per coil. The total cost of ignition coil replacement consists of two main components: the cost of the ignition coil itself and the labor charges for installation. Ignition coils can vary in price based on their type and quality, ranging from $50 to $200 or more for each coil.
DIS ignition coil

Coil-on-Plug Replacement

The ignition coil replacement cost varies depending on how ignition coilmany components must be removed to access the ignition coils. For example, to remove and replace an ignition coil on a 2010 Mazda CX-7 turbo engine, you must first remove the engine cover and the intercooler. The flat rate guide shows a time of about 45 minutes to remove those components and one coil. Once those components are removed, however, the flat rate guide shows a time of just 15 more minutes to replace the other three ignition coils for a total time of 1 hour.

If the shop has to perform a diagnostic to determine which ignition coil has failed, the cost to replace a single ignition coil would be approximately 2 hours labor plug $130 per coil. At an hourly rate of $125/hour, the total cost would be $380.

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