Ignition Condensers

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What is an Ignition Condenser?

An ignition condenser is an electrical component used in older cars and some modern cars with a distributor. It is connected to the distributor and helps to store and release a charge of electricity to the spark plugs.

What is the purpose of the Ignition Condenser?

The ignition condenser helps to create a stronger spark to the spark plugs. It stores the energy created by the distributor and then releases it when needed, creating a more efficient spark.

How do I determine if my Ignition Condenser is faulty?

There are several ways to tell if your ignition condenser is faulty:

  1. You may notice a decrease in engine performance or power.
  2. You may notice a decrease in fuel economy.
  3. You may notice an increase in engine noise.
  4. Your engine may not be able to start or may start and then stall.

Can a faulty Ignition Condenser cause damage to my car?

Yes, a faulty ignition condenser can cause damage to your car. If the condenser is not working properly, it can cause your engine to misfire, which can cause damage to other components of your car.

How do I replace an Ignition Condenser?

Replacing an ignition condenser is relatively easy and can be done at home. Here are the steps:

  1. Disconnect the negative terminal of the battery.
  2. Remove the distributor cap and rotor.
  3. Disconnect the wires connected to the ignition condenser.
  4. Remove the mounting bolts and then remove the condenser.
  5. Install the new condenser and reattach the mounting bolts.
  6. Reattach the wires to the condenser.
  7. Reinstall the distributor cap and rotor.
  8. Reattach the negative terminal of the battery.

How often should I inspect my Ignition Condenser?

It is recommended that you inspect your ignition condenser at least once a year. During this inspection, you should look for any signs of corrosion or wear and tear that may indicate that it needs to be replaced.