Common questions

Why are spark plugs not brass in a distributor cap?

Why are spark plugs not brass in a distributor cap?

Notice that they are not brass. These terminals are aluminum. This is an indication of an inexpensive distributor cap. Aluminum does not conduct electricity nearly as efficiently as brass or copper. This means there will be more resistance in the high tension circuit to the spark plugs.

How to replace spark plugs step by step?

How to Replace Spark Plugs Step By Step Guide? The first step involves cleaning out the whole area surrounding the spark plugs. Most spark plug problems happen as a result of dirt and grit getting in the way of the connectors that need to link up in order to operate the engine.

Where is the spark plug gap on a champion?

For Champion spark plugs it is a little less logical and is as listed below: Spark plug gap is where spark plug spark discharge is designed to take place. On a conventional spark plug, it is the area between the center and the ground electrode.

What does worn out spark plug gap mean?

Think of a worn out spark plug gap like an old leaky water hose that requires more water pressure, and is like a restricting the flow at the end with your finger. More pressure is required form the leaky hose, because more water leaks out at other places than the hose end.

Where are the spark plugs on a suburban?

Both are next to each other and are attached to a small metal bracket bolted to the top of the motor just to the passengers side of the air intake/ throttle body. P.S. From the ECM comes a signal to ignite the spark plugs etc. This signal first goes through the coil and ICM.

How to diagnose ignition problems with 1996 suburban?

Something which might help you diagnose the issue better is to do an old school trick on your just replaced distributor cap. This would be to generously spray the inside of the cap and the rotor with WD-40. Many people use this as a lubricant to help with stuck nuts and such.

Is there a problem with my Chevy Suburban?

I’m trying to diagnose an ongoing ignition problem with a 1996 Chevy Suburban. Sometimes it won’t start, and the previous owner said this happens regularly, and every time the problem occurred, replacing the distributor cap made it work again.

How did I fix the fuse on my Suburban?

We then cut enough of the wires in both directions even though only the pink wire was burned to a dark brown color. This fixed the fuse from blowing. The cable wires holder had come open and the wires had fallen out and were able to fall onto the exhaust manifold.

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Ruth Doyle