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Basic Engine Components

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Summary: Identifying Basic Engine Components and their function.

Identifying Basic Engine Components

Lets take a look at Basic Engine Components.

EXAMPLE: Engine System Components of a 1994 Honda Civic.

Typical Basic Engine Components

Here are the Basic Engine Components you'll need to identify for your car.


* PLEASE NOTE This discussion is limited to this particular car. Your car might be different. Verify the exact wiring for your application requirements.
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Basic Engine Components

Under the Hood - Engine Area


The Basic Engine Components Identified in this photo include:

  • The air intake tube that leads to the air cleaner.
  • The throttle body where air enters the engine of the car.
  • The accelerator which is controlled by the gas pedal and controls the speed of the engine.
  • The gas line that supplies fuel from the gas tank to the engine.
  • The fuel injection assembly which distributes the fuel and air mixture into the engine cylinders.
  • The valve cover over the top of the cylinders of the engine.
  • The spark plugs and set of wires that provide ignition for the cylinders.
  • The distributor cap containing the rotor which sends electrical power to each spark plug.
  • The oil inlet cap where oil is added to keep the engine lubricated.
  • I Hope this Description of Basic Engine Components Helps You!

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