Chevrolet Tracker Ignition Coil
About ignition coil
The Ignition Coil is the integral part of the ignition mechanism of the car engine. It is also called a Spark coil, which is basically an induction coil which turn the battery's low voltage into the thousands of volts which are required to actually produce an electric spark in the spark plugs. This then aided by the spark plugs is used to ignite fire in the engine combustion chamber. In short, it can lead to problems with your vehicle being stopped and started.
What is the purpose of ignition coil?
The ignition coils, also known as the spark coils, are an induction coil in an automobile's ignition system which is responsible for converting the battery's low voltage into the thousands of volts required to produce an electric spark in the spark plugs to ignite the fire.
How ignition coil works?
The way the ignition coils work can be explained as follows: Whenever you turn on the vehicle's ignition switch, the current passes through the primary winding that is responsible for generating a magnetic field inside and around the iron heart. As contact breaks in the touch breaker the primary current collapses. This breaks down the heart's magnetic field too. This sudden breakage of the magnetic field induces a very high voltage across secondary winding. The generated voltage is about 50000 Volts. Now, this high voltage flows to the spark plug through the ignition distributor to provide the ignition spark.
Where is ignition coil located?
It could come as a surprise to you that not all cars are fitted with ignition coils, but those that do all have them in the same place, i.e. next to the spark plugs on the engine's right side.