To turn your starter, electricity flows from the battery, through the ignition switch, and to the small terminals on the starter solenoid. This electricity causes an electromagnet inside the starter solenoid to connect the two heavy gauge wires and form a complete circuit. High amperage electric flow then goes through your starter, turning your engine’s flywheel.
In our example below the bad spark plug ignition cable has a resistance reading of 5 mega ohms. That's 5,000,000 ohms! We know that a typical small engine ignition coil uses between 3 to 5 amps. By using the above mathematical formula we can determine that the bad spark plug ignition cable caused between 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 volts to be generated by the ignition coil!
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