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Distributor

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1. A unit in the ignition system designed to make and break the ignition primary circuit and to distribute the resultant high voltage to the proper cylinder at the correct time. The high voltage comes from the coil to the center terminal of the distributor cap and passes down the rotor . As the rotor turns, contact is made with each successive terminal on the circumference of the distributor cap. From there, the voltage goes into the spark plug wires and to the spark plug . Generally when your vehicle has its timing adjusted, it is the distributor that is adjusted. Also called "ignition distributor."
2. A distributor performs many of the same functions as wholesalers , such as selling, physical distribution, credit, etc.; but is between the dealer and the wholesaler. Some industries use the term distributor instead of wholesaler.
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A Bone
A-2 tire
A-arm
A C
A C CIRCUIT
A D Converter
A F ratio
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AABM
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AAM
AAMA
AAP
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ABCM
ABDC
ABI Inform
ABMA
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ABRASION RESISTANCE
ABRASIVE EROSION
ABS
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ABSOLUTE TEMPERAT...ABSOLUTE ZERO
ABSOLUTE ZERO TEM...
ABSORBENT
ABSORBER
ABSORPTION
ABSORPTION REFRIG...ABSORPTION REFRIG...ABSORPTION SYSTEM
ABSORPTION TOWER
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AC
AC Ace
AC Aceca
AC Buckland
AC Linearity
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ACID RAIN
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ACTIVATED CARBON
ACTIVATED SLUDGE
ACTIVE STORAGE PILE
ACTIVE SYSTEM
ACTUATOR
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ADA
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ADIABATIC COOLING
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