Question about Mitsubishi Cars & Trucks
Here's (sort of) how it works: the coil gets a constant low voltage (12 volts or less) signal from the ignition switch to the coil's primary wiring.. The computer tells the ignition module when to interrupt the ground source for the primary windings. When ground is interrupted, the primary winding's electromagnetic field is collapsed, thereby inducing high voltage in the coil's secondary wiring or windings (much higher voltage due to many more secondary wire's windings than the primary windings). The coil's secondary winding (or wire) is directly tied to the coil tower's big wire that delivers high voltage to the distributor cap and on through the rotor to the spark plug wire and then to the spark plug.
Are you more confused, or did my explanation help? The coil is the key to produce high voltage to jump the sparkplug gap with a spark. The trick is to wrap the inside wiring around an iron core or rod (thus the term windings), and when current is passed through the wire it creates an electromagnetic field which has a strong (strange?) effect on the coil's secondary wiring, or windings.
Look at it this way: Anybody can explain it (I just did), but how many of us truly understand electromagnetic theory?To me, it's a magic black box, lol.
Posted on Feb 08, 2012
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 05, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Apr 27, 2014 | 1998 Toyota Camry
Apr 01, 2013 | 2001 Ford Focus
Nov 03, 2012 | 1986 Ford Bronco II
Oct 06, 2011 | 2002 GMC Envoy
Jan 14, 2010 | 1999 Pontiac Firebird
Sep 16, 2009 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Aug 25, 2009 | Buick LaCrosse Cars & Trucks
142 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!