Glossary of Auto Terms

DriverSide's Car Dictionary has the most comprehensive definitions of automotive terms. This auto glossary can help you decipher what your mechanic is fixing and what the purpose or function of the particular auto part or accessory is for. We have taken the mystery out of automotive service jargon, so that you don't have to.

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Firing Order

The sequence the cylinders ignite or 'fire' in. This can be botched if the spark plug wires are not installed on the correct plugs, and without the correct firing order, your vehicle isn't going anywhere.



See Also:
Timing Light
Diesel Engine
Head Gasket
Spindle
Power Stroke
Drivebelt
Push Rods
Pressure Plate

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