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Hyundai Accent Car & Truck Ignition Coils & Modules for Pick-Ups

Whether you own a Hyundai pickup truck like a Santa Cruz or a Hyundai Accent, you want to make sure it starts every time. Replacement ignition coils are commonly produced OEM vehicle parts manufactured by car companies like Hyundai as well as various aftermarket parts manufacturers like Tridon, Bosch, and Aero Spark. You can purchase these components one at a time or in multi-packs.

What is an automotive ignition coil?

Ignition coils are components, known as step-up transformers, that are capable of carrying a voltage of up to 100,000v from the car battery by changing the electromagnetic field and relaying that power to the motor; this action induces a spark in the engine. In a car, truck, or a crossover pickup like the Santa Cruz from Hyundai, the ignition coil consists of six elements, which are contained in a cylinder:

  • Output terminal
  • Two primary terminals
  • Primary coil
  • Secondary coil
  • Iron core
Do all cars and pickups have ignition coils?

All gas-powered engines use ignition coils. Solar, electric, diesel, and hybrid vehicles use a combination of mechanisms to power the engine.

How many ignition coils does a car have?

Car and truck ignitions have one unit that contains two coils called windings. The primary coil wraps around the iron core and takes the initial voltage from the battery, creating a strong magnetic field which then collapses. The secondary ignition coil is wrapped around the primary coil, where it absorbs the energy from the collapsing magnetic field. The secondary winding carries the energy to the distributor, which then transfers the charge to the spark plugs. This transfer system is what allows combustion engines to gain such power.

What causes ignition coil failure?

Ignition failure is caused by a break in the current of one or both coils or by a bad plug, which can put too much pressure on the coils. Other than complete failure of the vehicle to turn over, there are six signs that your ignition should be replaced:

  • Vehicle stalling
  • Engine misfires
  • Bad fuel economy
  • Rough starts
  • Car backfires
  • Coil failure
How do you test ignition coils?

The first sign that one or both coils are definitely bad is that your auto won't start. The best way to check whether the coils are bad is with a multimeter. You'll need to know the specs for your particular component in order to do this testing.

Primary Winding: Place the leads on the indicated poles and check that the reading is within the specified range.

Secondary Winding: Place one lead on the outer pole (marked with an a+ or a number) and the other on one of the inner poles and check the reading as with the primary.

How often should coils be replaced?

As long as your truck or other vehicle is running right and showing no signs of ignition failure, there is no guideline for replacing this component. The typical ignition coil lasts for up to 100,000 miles as long as you use high-quality spark plugs and replace them every 30,000 miles or so.