A spark plug tester is a handy tool that allows you to check if your spark plug is working properly. It can also save you time by allowing you to check if the problem is actually in your ignition. Follow these guidelines for an easy way to use a Spark Plug Tester.
Spark plug misfire, or spark miss, is when the sparks jumping the gap of the electrodes are inconsistent in their timing. This can cause your engine to stumble, lose power, and even emit black smoke (due to unburned fuel not being ignited in the combustion chamber). The following steps can be taken to check if you are experiencing spark plug misfire.
If you are experiencing problems, you may want to try adjusting the gap between the electrodes and trying again. If that still doesn't work, check the ignition with your spark tester, or try replacing your spark plug. Check out the selection ofspark plug we have here at Jack's.
You can check if there is an ignition problem with your spark plug tester if it has an alligator clip at the end. This is meant to attach to the spark plug. Otherwise, you may need to get an ignition tester to move forward.
If there is a spark in the gap, then the ignition is working. If there is not a spark, then there is a problem with your ignition system.
Testing your spark plug can save you a lot of time and money. Spark plugs are easy and inexpensive to change. Be sure to check out our article on How to Service Your Spark Plug for some tips on how to keep your spark plug running in top shape.
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