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Old February 10th, 2009, 08:53 PM
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What does this thing do?

Anyone know what this thing is? It's about the size of a can of bud (maybe a little smaller) and sits over the driver-side fender, behind the alternator.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 09:02 PM
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It supplies the electricity to the cap where it then gets distributed to the spark plugs. Very important.
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Old February 10th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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ahhh!!!!!! thanks. thats why it connects to the top of the dist-cap. (you cann't see it, but a small light bulb just went on over my head)
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Old February 10th, 2009, 09:18 PM
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its called an ignition coil and its basically a step-up transformer that converts 12v from the alternator/battery to the multiple thousands required by the plugs.
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