In order for your Toyota vehicle to start as reliably as it did the day you first drove it home, you need for your factory-installed ignition to perform right. On your end, ignition is simple. You turn the key in the ignition switch, or press the start button in models equipped with one. Under the hood, though, there's a lot more to the process.
How Ignition Works
When you turn that key or press that button, the starter motor, starter solenoid, ignition coil, and car battery team together to send an electrical charge to the engine's cylinder head. There, the spark plugs capture the charge and use it to kindle the mixture of air and fuel inside the engine's combustion chamber. This leads to the starter motor cranking, pistons pumping, and the engine getting the power it needs to run you down the road.
However, even the best ignition system parts can eventually go bad. That can lead to trouble when you least want it.
How to Spot a Failing Ignition
Fortunately, it's easy to recognize the signs that your ignition is going bad. They include:
- Flickering dashboard lights
- Problems starting your Toyota
- Your starter motor won't work
- You're unable to turn the key in the ignition switch
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, connect a code reader. If it reports that you need a new ignition or ignition parts, you'll want to order new components as quickly as possible. Find everything you need in stock right here at our online auto parts counter. You can trust genuine ignition parts made by your OEM, since they're guaranteed to fit your model. Order today and save!
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