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Does my 2000 Blazer have a distributor cap and rotor?

I recently broke down with no heat and my gage running in the red. I had to have the intake manifold gasket replaced, radiator flushed and was also told that they replaced the distrbutor cap and rotor. Someone else told me my car doesn't have a distributor cap or rotor. Am I being ripped off???? Thank you Lucy B.

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  • lbrooks54 Feb 28, 2009

    Thank you, you have been very helpfull. I still don't have any heat and they are going to flush the heator core. All of my hoses get hot except for the back hose going in to the heator core. They also used a permatex sealant around the intake manifold, silver in color. They told me that the distributor cap was burned up. My fuel filter does not appear to be plugged. The Blazer rides and starts smoothly. Thank you again....

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Yes, your vehicle does have a cap and rotor, many newer vehicles do not, that maybe why they are confused.

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Hello, I beleive your blazer has a 4.3 v6 engine. If so yes it does have a distributor cap and rotor button. Whoever told you it didnt has misinformed you. And yes the intake gaskets are bad about cracking because they are made of plastic.It sounds like you have had the essentials done after they replaced the intake now make sure that you get the fuel filter replaced. A stopped up fuel filter can cause excessive heat on this engine causing premature wear on the engine internally also. Thank you

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First I wasn't a party to this situation, so I cant say for sure if you were ripped off or not. I can tell you that the symptoms you were having and the repair does possibly match up. Your rotor though is part of the wheel assembly and has nothing to do with overheating, One thought is you may have had another issue they noticed while repairing your vehicle. I would definitely follow up with them and find out why your rotor was replaced:)

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