About Ignition Relay Replacement
What is the ignition relay? The ignition relay is an electrical component that allows power to be diverted to your fuel and ignition systems. When you turn your key to start your vehicle, power from the battery is delivered to the ignition coil which causes the spark plugs to ignite the fuel enabling your engine to run. How do you know your ignition relay needs to be replaced? Your battery has a low charge Your engine stalls while idling or slowing to a stop, and the dashboard lights turn off when the vehicle stalls Tachometer and speedometer turn off and then come back on Engine wonäóťt start at all How is the ignition relay replaced by a mobile mechanic? The vehicle is placed on jack stands and the battery is disconnected. The defective ignition relay is removed and a new one is installed. The battery is reconnected and the vehicle is lowered from the jack stands. The vehicle is turned on to test the operation of the new ignition relay. How important is is it to have your ignition relay replaced? If your ignition relay is defective, your car may stall while you are driving or stopped in traffic. This can be potentially dangerous. A defective ignition relay can also drain your battery and cause your vehicle to not be able to start at all.