Ignition System Test Video
Testing a Car Engine Ignition SystemThis video contains basic testing procedure using an automotive test light as the detection tool. The test light will not be harmed during this procedure due to the low amperage of the system. This is a basic test that will inform you if the ignition system is working. All combustion engine need an ignition spark to ignite the fuel inside the combustion chamber. If no spark is present the engine will not start.
When performing the actual test it is best to dim the lights to be able to observe the test spark clearly. Never allow fuel to be present while performing this test as the fuel may ignite causing a fire. Keep arms and fingers out of the way of rotating parts the engine because the it will be cranked over during the test. A helper will be needed during the test to assist you in turning the ignition key to the crank position to activate the test. If further assistance is needed, our certified car repair technicians are ready to answer your car questions.
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