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How To Repair Automobile Electronic Ignition System

Repair Automobile Electronic Ignition System

Electronic Ignition System (EIS) is surely an important part of the automobile engine. Its main task is to ignite the air and fuel mixture to start the engine. If any fault or damage occur to the Electronic Ignition System, the respective vehicle will start showing some abnormal behaviors, like, rough idle, take long time to start, fuel wastage, frequent stopping or completely jammed engine. Any disorder in the Electronic Ignition System (EIS) should be repaired immediately to avoid further damage. Otherwise, prolong damage may result in complete failure of the Electronic Ignition System that cannot be repaired any longer.

Minor defects in the Electronic Ignition System (EIS) can easily be repaired at home. However, not every person is capable to do it himself. Thus, if anyone is unfamiliar with the car’s engine and other parts then it’s better to consult with the professional mechanic for the repairing process.

Repair Automobile Electronic Ignition System

Repair Automobile Electronic Ignition System

Items Required For Repairing Electronic Ignition System (EIS):

If someone wants to try repairing the Electronic Ignition System itself then the following items will be needed: screwdrivers, socket wrenches, voltmeter, ohm meter, boot puller, battery terminal puller, marker, battery terminal cleaning tool, masking tape, compression gauge and gapping tool.

You may also need some replacement parts as they cannot be repaired once get out of order. Some of these parts include distributor cap, spark plugs, spark plug wires, rotor etc.

Steps For Repairing Electronic Ignition System (EIS):

To repair the Electronic Ignition System, follow these useful steps:

  1. Remove The Fan Shroud:

The very step of this repairing procedure is removing the fan shroud beneath the hood of the car. The back of which also contains some written information that can prove handy later.

  1. Compression Test:

To perform the compression test, firstly you need to remove the spark plug wires and spark plug from the engine. Stick the masking tape on every wire and write down the respective numbers on them. Afterwards, put the compression gauge into the spark plug hole and start the engine. A reading will appear on the display, note it down and repeat this step with the other cylinders.

After taking all the readings, analyze them carefully. If the two adjacent cylinders are giving low reading, then it must be due to defective cylinder-head gasket. If only one cylinder is giving low reading, then it may be due to the faulty valve or piston ring.

  • Examine The Spark Plugs:

Spark plugs are easy to examine as they are outside the engine. Anyone can easily diagnose faulty spark plugs by just examining it carefully. If the electrodes of the spark plug have carbon deposits, wearing scratches, or are whitened then they require to be replaced.


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