Honda Civic Ignition Wire Sets
About Ignition Wire Sets
Vehicles with distributor style ignition systems have ignition wires that are used to relay electrical current from the distributor to individual spark plugs, with the timing dependent on their order of firing. Each spark plug actually contains a thick cable capable of carrying 40,000 volts or more of electrical charge. A separate wire runs from each plug to the ignition distributor cap. One end of each wire has a boot that fits snugly on the cap, while the other end has a boot that fits onto the spark plug. Ignition wire comes in a set, depending on the engine cylinder numbers. Ignition wire set transfers the spark from the distributor or ignition coil to spark plugs starting the engine and igniting the air-fuel mixture. The ignition cables are a part of the ignition system, also known as spark plug wires. The cables may become fragile over time, and break down. Ignition wires often need to be replaced because the wires can break or the electrical contacts can wear out as part of an engine tune-up. This will make it more difficult for the spark to reach the engine cylinders, resulting in engine misfires that make it difficult to start or cause the engine to run roughly or sluggish. The car will still start and run if one of the ignition wires has gone bad, but it will run poorly. If one or more ignition cables fail this voltage will not be transferred to the spark plugs from the ignition coil and the fuel will not be ignited. Driving with bad ignition wires over extended periods can also cause damage to catalytic converters. Ignition wires should be checked at least every 60,000 miles but it is a good idea to have the entire ignition system inspected whenever the car is serviced. The ignition wire from each spark plug is just long enough, without waste, to enter the distributor. Growing end of a spark plug wire is fitted with a metal terminal clipping onto the spark plug and distribution.
What is the purpose of Ignition Wire Sets?
The ignition cables are a part of the ignition system, generally referred to as the wires for the spark plug. It is the responsibility of the ignition cables to deliver the spark of the engine to the spark plugs of the engine from the ignition coil or distributor.
How Ignition Wire Sets Works?
A spark ignites the gasoline in the engine. It begins with the ignition coil, which converts extremely high voltage into low voltage power. Via the ignition cables, this high voltage is transmitted to the spark plug where a spark is produced that ignites the fuel of the engine and drive the engine.
Where is Ignition Wire Sets Located?
The one end of the ignition wires is attached to the spark plug on the cylinder head and the other end of the ignition wires is connected to the distributor. The entire assembly is mounted on the engine that is under the hood.