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September 16, 2020 P0355 Code: Ignition Coil “E” Primary/Secondary CircuitThere are three things needed to start the combustion process in a gas-powered engine: an air/fuel mixture, compression, and an ignition source. The air intake system and the fuel delivery system are responsible for the air and the fuel, respectively. As for the ignition source, a vehicle relies on ignition May 07, 2020 P0303 Code: Cylinder 3 Misfire DetectedA misfire occurs when there is an insufficient amount of fuel burning in a cylinder. Since the way the engine runs relies heavily on the proper functioning of its cylinders, a misfire can cause big problems. That’s why the OBD-II code P0303 is considered a serious issue and should be May 04, 2019 The Ignition SystemThe purpose of the ignition system is twofold: first to create a voltage high enough (20,000+) to arc cross the gap of a spark plug, thus creating a spark strong enough to ignite the air/fuel mixture for combustion; second to control the timing so that the spark occurs at the July 22, 2020 P0306 Code: Cylinder 6 Misfire DetectedEngines contain cylinders that convert fuel into mechanical energy. Combustion within the cylinders fire at the right time to maximize the power they generate.
December 29, 2019 What is a Distributor?Thankfully, today’s cars no longer have distributors. Modern engines use individual coil packs, which are far less complicated, instead. But there are still countless vehicles on the road with a distributor lurking under the hood. And sometimes those distributors require replacement.
What is a Distributor in a Car?