How spark plugs produce high voltage?

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Spark plugs don't produce high voltage they just make sparks with high voltage. The high voltage in a car is produced by running the low voltage of a car through a coil and condenser a distributor defines exactly when the spark happens to light up the fuel in the cylinder

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