An ignition coil also known as a PORSCHE Ignition Coil. […]
An ignition coil also known as a PORSCHE Ignition Coil. Its primary function is to ignite the fuel and air so that ignited combustion occurs. The ignition coil supplies an electrical current to the starter motor, igniters and solenoid for the complete ignition process. In many engines there are six main ignition coils and each one is selected for a reason by the manufacturer. Some manufacturers use ignition coils based on fuel type (gasoline, nitrous, etc.)
An ignition coil plays a vital role in the performance of your car. Without it there would not be an automobile, because without ignition coils, your car could not start. The average cost of replacing an ignition coil will be quite high. So, if you are thinking about saving money in ignition coil replacement costs, read this article for some tips to help you in getting the best value.
The six main types of ignition coil are primary winding, secondary winding, choke coil, high-voltage winding, and single-side coil. Based on the type of coil selected, the cost will vary accordingly. A primary winding is used when high-voltage energy is needed in the process of starting your vehicle. Therefore, the cost for the primary winding is high.
On the other hand, a secondary winding is used when the power is needed for only a small amount of time. Hence, the price for replacing the ignition coil will be less. In addition, you should check to see that your vehicle model is one of the few that has two mains and a three-phase ignition system. Also, the two mains of your motorcraft may have different winding configurations. Thus, replacing the ignition coils of your motorhome with one of each type will be best for your pocket.
As for the choke coil, it is located in the back of your vehicle's engine. They work to limit the amount of electricity generated by the electrical engines. They are often used in conjunction with the electronic ignition systems. As a result, their prices will be higher. The main reason behind this is that the electronic ignition systems require these choke coils to work properly.
Finally, the single-side coil may also be replaced with a new one depending on your vehicle model. It works by allowing only one continuous flow of high voltage power to your vehicle's starter. You can easily detect them because of the distinctive look that they have. On the other hand, the choke and the primary winding are often found in conjunction with one another. This means that they are both designed to limit the high voltage current to your vehicle's starter.
The ignition coil's two terminals are found at the front side of the engine. Their common location will help you determine whether you need to replace it or not. The two terminal screws connect the primary winding to the positive terminal of the voltage supply. The screw's size will largely depend on the model and make of car. The terminal's number will also determine the amount of money that you need to spend on the replacement.
When you have decided on getting the replacement spark plugs, you must then turn off your car's ignition and switch it on. With your hands, pull out the spark plug from its base. Near the end of its long wire, you will see two small metal prongs. You should now see three metal wires. These are the primary winding, the secondary winding, and the tabbed spark plug wires. The new spark plugs will be installed into the primary windings.
After pulling the ignition coil out, you should then locate the wires that are tabbed on both ends. They are usually labeled "positive" and "negative". You will notice that the two negative wires are a little distorted compared to the positive ones.
If you find misfires while trying to refuel your vehicle, then the chances are that your Ignition Coil is defective. This can be tested by installing a spark plug ignition coil in the primary winding with the help of a screw driver. If the new spark plug ignites, then this may indicate that the Ignition Coil is defective. This may also indicate that there are other issues with the primary windings that needs to be examined and repaired.
When buying replacement spark plugs, make sure to check if the ignition coils are in good shape and are of good quality. Ignition coils may become defective because of improper installation or poor maintenance. It should also be noted that there are some manufacturers who will replace the primary winding only if it is damaged or the spark plugs no longer work. These coils are sold separately and can easily be purchased from auto parts dealer.