What is the Ignition Ignitor?
The car ignition ignitor or ignitor control module is usually situated inside the distributor, though it may be a separate component. It is in charge of the basic process of starting your car, and in some vehicles, advances or slows the engine’s timing. It works by amplifying the signal from the ignition reluctor and sending that signal to the engine control module. This directs battery power to the primary ignition coil and causes your spark plugs to fire. If the ignition ignitor fails, your vehicle will run rough or your engine may not start.
Ignition ignitor replacement is not a part of routine upkeep.
A faulty ignition ignitor can cause your car to be difficult to start.
Other problems can mimic a faulty ignition ignitor.
How to Fix:
The battery is disconnected and the distributor cap and rotor removed
The faulty ignition Igniter is removed
The new ignition ignitor is fitted
The distributor rotor and cap are reinstalled
The engine is started and ignition checked
The ignition ignitor is not changed or checked as part of regular maintenance. If you suspect your ignition ignitor is faulty or the ignition system is not working as designed, have one of your expert mechanics examine and change the ignition ignitor.
Common signs indicating you may need to change the Ignition Ignitor:
Engine won’t start
Engine cranks excessively before starting
Car only starts intermittently
Importance of this service:
Other parts, such as a weak battery, contaminated fuel, or fouled spark plugs could cause similar problems. If the problem continues, you should get one of your mechanics to analyze the problem. It could be the ignitor or something else in the starting and fuel systems.