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Obviously, turning the key in the ignition is the first step to starting your Ford F-100, but have you ever thought about what needs to take place next in order for you to operate your vehicle? You may not realize it as it is happening, but your ignition system must deliver results almost instantaneously in order to time the engine’s firing order correctly, which in turn, allows you to drive away safely. Obtaining a working firing order requires voltage being passed through each individual spark plug in a timely manner, followed by an extensive process in a matter of seconds.
Because all of this is occurring outside your line of sight, you might ask, how does the process go off without a hitch? Well, thankfully, your engine compartment features a trusty F-100 distributor, which acts a gatekeeper for your ignition system! Ford F100 distributors are tasked with getting voltage to the correct spark plugs in the correct cylinder at the point of combustion.
Outside of possibly the spark plugs, the Ford F-100 distributor is arguably the most recognizable part of your truck’s ignition system, and it features several supplementary components, including a rotor, a distributor cap, and a shaft. Ford F-100 distributors work once the rotor, which is located inside the distributor cap, turns. The Ford F100 distributor rotor spins past a series of contacts, which connect to each of the cylinders in your truck’s ignition system, via the spark plug wire.
As the rotor passes each contact, a high-voltage electrical impulse sparks from the ignition coil. This impulse then travels through the spark plug wire to the spark plugs themselves, which in turn, ignites the all-important fuel/air mixture in the cylinder of your Ford truck. F100 distributors are predominantly found in older pickups that do not feature an electronic ignition system. Rather than requiring an F-100 distributor, electronic transmission systems perform the distribution process via the Engine Control Unit (ECU) and individual ignition coils for each cylinder.
Though they have been replaced in more modern vehicles, distributors have long been a bedrock of Ford F-100 ignition systems. If you are hoping to restore your ignition to its original condition, you will likely need to shop around for a new F100 distributor in the near future.
Find the Best F-100 Distributors at CJ’s
Because they are constantly dealing with high voltage as well as scorching hot temperatures under the hood, F100 distributors are extremely temperamental and must be monitored constantly. Fuel leaks are a common enemy of many engine bay parts, and Ford F100 distributors are no exception. After many years of wear and tear, it is not uncommon for oil to leak from the base of the F100 distributor onto the engine block, which causes a slew of problems for the entire area.
The best way to prevent any long-term issues is to swap out your damaged component for a new F-100 distributor as soon as possible. Luckily for you, CJ’s is your one-stop-shop for the best Ford F100 distributors around! Because nothing is more important than the wellbeing of your truck’s ignition system, CJ’s only carries F100 distributors from the most trusted names in the industry. Regardless of which option that you select, you can rest easy knowing that your new F100 distributor will not let you down!
CJ’s sells both new Ford F-100 distributors as well as distributor kits that will allow you to transform your pickup’s ignition system in one-fell-swoop. Many of the replacement F100 distributors from CJ’s will significantly enhance your ignition system’s performance by delivering two times the energy across the spark gap. These F100 distributors are easy to install and come with all of the necessary instructions.
In addition to Ford F-100 distributors, CJ’s sells distributor vacuum lines, wiring options, and a number of hardware-only sets that will save you both time and effort during the installation process. Be sure to note your truck’s correct year, engine size, and any fitment requirements before you purchase a new F-100 distributor from CJ’s. What are you waiting for? Head over to CJ’s for the best F100 distributors on the market today!