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A key part of the ignition system, on engines that still have the distributor. It "distributes" the high voltage current (for spark at the spark plug) from the coil, where the high voltage is generated, to each spark plug wire in turn in the firing order for the engine.
The distributor is a mechanical functioning part from way back that has been replaced by electronic controls in distributorless ignition systems.

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