What does the coil do?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Harper, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Harper

    Harper Guest

    I've been having problems starting my Calibra and I'm in the process of
    replacing the coil, what does it actually do?
    Harper, Sep 7, 2004
  2. Turns 12v (power usually sent to it from cars computer on modern cars) into
    several thousand volts, which is then fed to your distributer through HT
    leads, then to each of your spark plugs in turn to produce a spark to ignite
    your fuel in your cylinders.

    Without a coil, you can't geta high voltage, and don't get a spark so your
    engine wil not fire

    Aaron Whiffin, Sep 8, 2004
  3. How do you know that the coil is causing the problem if you don't know what
    it does?


    Alan Steele

    Steeles of Worthing
    Alan Steele - Steeles of Worthing, Sep 8, 2004
  4. It prevents your car getting pregnant... :)
    Not in my trousers, Sep 8, 2004
  5. Harper

    Harper Guest

    Because yesterday i couldn't be arsed adding that a mechanic had been around
    to diagnose the problem.
    Harper, Sep 8, 2004
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