Spark Plug Wires
Spark plug wires deliver electricity to the spark plugs, which are used to create the spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture in the engine. The wires connect to the spark plug on one end and either a distributer cap or ignition coil on the other end. Spark plug wires tend to only be found on older cars, as newer vehicle have replaced this assembly with coil packs on top of each of the spark plugs.
Signs of bad spark plug wires
- Increased emissions
- Engine runs poorly
- Poor fuel economy
- Check engine light illuminates
Spark plug wires maintenance
If you notice any of the above signs, get your spark plug wires examined by a car care professional as soon as possible. Poor spark plugs will cause engine problems and lower your fuel efficiency significantly. All spark plug wires will have to be changed eventually; check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation on when to replace the spark plug wires for your particular vehicle. Sometimes, a leak may cause the spark plug wires to fail. If this is the case, your technician will patch the leak before moving forward with the wire replacement.
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