Toyota FJ Cruiser Ignition Coil
About ignition coil
The ignition coil is the component that leads to the ignition of the engine mechanism. It's also referred to as a spark coil, which is basically an induction for the coil. It is responsible for transforming the low voltage battery into the thousands of volts required by spark plugs to create an electric spark. This helps to ignite the fire in the spark plugs. In short, this can cause issues when the vehicle is started or stopped.
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?
How the ignition coils function can be described as follows: Whenever you turn on your vehicle's ignition switch, the current passes through the primary winding that is responsible for generating a magnetic field in and around the iron heart. The primary current collapses, as the touch breaker breaks in the touching. This breaks down the heart's magnetic field, too. This sudden breakage of the magnetic field causes very high voltage through the secondary winding. The voltage generated is about 50000 Volts. Now, this high voltage flows through the spark plug via the ignition distributor to supply spark for ignition.
Where is ignition coil located?
It could come as a surprise to you that not all cars are equipped 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.