Electrician Training Electrical Certification wiring recessed light fixtures Electrical Wiring Electrical Troubleshooting and Electrical Repairs wire outdoor light fixture Home Electrical Wiring Diagrams
wiring home generator and transfer switch wiring a 220 volt range cord outlet Wiring for GFCI Outlets Wiring Outlets and a Switched Outlet Wiring and Installing Ceiling Fans and Remote Controls wire dimmer switch wiring diagrams for switches wiring a dryer cord and 220 outlet circuit breaker panel
Electrical Wire and Cable

Basic Engine Components

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.
Wiring Table

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!

    » You Can Avoid Costly Mistakes! «

    Here's How to Do It:
    Wire It Right with the help of my Illustrated Wiring Book

    Great for any Home Electric Wiring Project.

    See How to Wire it Right!

    Learn about How to Wire a House
    Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring
    Perfect for the Homeowner, Handyman,
    Electrician and Building Inspector.

    Home Electrical Wiring - Room by Room
    Wiring Outlets
    Wiring Light Switches
    Wiring 120 Volt Circuits
    Wiring 240 Volt Circuits
    Multi-Wired Circuits
    Methods for Installing Home Electric Wiring
    NEC Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
    ....and much more.

    » Click here to learn more about Home Electrical Wiring «
      electrical wiring
    Home Wiring Book


    Join the Discussion!

    Ask Dave Your Electrical Question

    Electrical Question
    Click or Tap » Ask a Electrical Question «