Ingredient 3: Ignition (updated) by Thomas Dougherty



Upon completion of this session, students will have an understanding of how a primary ignition signal is generated and be able to diagnose the lack of a primary ignition signal using a voltmeter and an oscilloscope. They will also understand how an ignition coil functions and be able to diagnose a failed ignition coil using an ohm meter and an ignition scope.

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Transportation

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (22)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will understand how a primary ignition signal is generated and how an ignition coil functions.
  • Students will learn how to use a volt meter, ohm meter and oscilloscope and will be able to diagnose ignition system failures using these tools.

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