The Ignition Distributor is a device in the ignition system, which is part of your car's internal combustion engine. It is located near the coil of your car's ignition system. Its function is to get the high-voltage pulse from the coil and supply it to the spark plug. The distributor has a rotor driven by the camshaft, located inside the distributor cap. The rotor, which is connected to the coil, spins inside the cap. The ignition distributor also fires the ignition coil and controls the timing advance.
The tips of the rotor come in contact (they don't actually touch) with the cylinders and pass a high-voltage pulse that comes from the coil. The rotor makes and breaks the contact with the spark plug, which forms a small gap. A high voltage energy passes from the rotor through this small gap. If you find that your car's ignition distributor is not functioning properly, you can find an OEM replacement at Buy Auto parts at an unbeatable price.
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Though not found in newer vehicles, distributors are still in use in older models. We have a collection of articles related to distributors in this section for your reference.
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Learning about the function and purpose of a distributor can help you diagnose any possible problems at an early stage. Go through this short yet informative article about distributors.
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