Category: Ignition

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What is a Distributor Cap?

Distributor caps perform two important functions, as they provide both a protective cover for the distributor (and internal components like the rotor and, in some cases, points), and also help route spark to the spark plugs.

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What is a Distributor?

Distributors perform two vital functions in spark ignition systems: routing high voltage pulses and activating those pulses at just the right time.

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What is an Ignition Coil?

In battery-and-coil ignition systems, the coil is the component that generates high enough pulses of voltage to jump the spark plug gaps and ignite the air/fuel mixture.

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What is an Ignition System?

An automotive ignition system is the set of components and parts that are responsible for igniting the air/fuel mixture within the combustion chambers of an internal combustion engine.