What are the Main Parts of Mechanical Ignition Systems?

The mechanical ignition system managed cars for more than 75 years before the high-tech revolution brought in the use of electronics. The primary component of the mechanical ignition system is that of direct current. In other words, the current runs directly from the positive pole of the battery through the various parts of the ignition system to return via the negative ground to the battery. Along the way, the current travels through numerous parts.

The mechanical ignition system consists of the battery, the coil where the initial voltage is magnified, the distributor and rotor where the current finds direction. From the points in the rotor, current runs through ignition wires to the spark plugs that cast spark into the combustion chamber.

To check out your mechanical ignition system, bring your vehicle to our auto service station in Newton, NJ. Our technicians are trained and certified to diagnose any ignition system issue.

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