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Location of ignition control module 2001 cadilac deville


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under coil there is the ignition module . it is the primary circuit to trigger the coil . the coil itself is the secondary circuit . you have to test ignition module first ,,,, remove coil test with led ignition module crank engine see if light is blinking. if yes coil defect ,,,if not module is defect
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Could be the ignition module. It is located on distributor under rotor . Unscrew distributor cap and flip out of the way, leaving spark plug wires attached. Pull rotor off and remove electrical wires on both ends of ignition module. unbolt ignition module and remove. Make sure you put the grease on the metal bottom side of ignition module to disipate the heat that is generated, before you install new ignition module, if you want it to last.Good Luck.

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My 95 gmc will not atart i changed the fuel tank


If you do have fuel pressure, but there is no fuel getting into the cylinders to run the engine, then the engine does not have an injector signal or pulse to open the fuel injectors.

The ignition module and the pick-up coil/stator located inside of the distributor is what generates the signal that the ECM (Engine Control Module) uses to time and fire the fuel injectors, as well as the signal to run the fuel pump and the dwell signal timing to fire the ignition coil. A faulty ignition module can cause any one of these systems to malfunction.

That does sound like a malfunction with the ignition module inside of the distributor, and you can remove the ignition module and have it tested for free at most auto part stores. If the ignition module does test out alright then the problem could still be in the pick-up coil/stator, (it can be tested using an ohm meter by dis-connecting the wire connector from the pick-up coil/stator and the ohm reading between the two wires from the pick-up coil/stator should be between 500 and 1500 ohm's, and both of the wires from the pick-up coil/stator should show an open loop or an infinite reading between each wire and ground) and if the pick-up coil/stator is found to be faulty then replace the entire distributor, or the distributor will have to be dis-assembled to install a new pick-up coil/stator.

If you do purchase a new ignition module be sure that it does come with a silicone grease or a die-electric compound because it is a heat sink and the ignition module will burn up without it.

To install the new ignition module first clean out the mounting surface inside of the distributor. Then completely coat the metal contact surface under the ignition module with a thick coat the silicone grease or die-electric compound and do not leave any of the metal contact surface of the ignition module un-coated with the silicone grease or die-electric compound, and be very careful not to over-tighten the ignition module or it will be damaged.

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Truck will turn over but not start. Checked fuel flow up to injectors, all good but injectors were not spraying into throttle body. Changed Coil, wires, battery, fuel filter...even with all the adjustments...


The ignition module located inside of the distributor is what generates the signal that the ECM (Engine Control Module) uses to time and fire the fuel injectors, as well as the signal to run the fuel pump and the dwell signal timing to fire the ignition coil. A faulty ignition module can cause any one of these systems to malfunction.

That does sound like a malfunction with the ignition module inside of the distributor, and you can remove the ignition module and have it tested for free at most auto part stores.

If you do purchase a new ignition module be sure that it does come with a silicone grease or a die-electric compound because it is a heat sink and the ignition module will burn up without it.

To install the new ignition module first clean out the mounting surface inside of the distributor. Then completely coat the metal contact surface under the ignition module with a thick coat the silicone grease or die-electric compound and do not leave any of the metal contact surface of the ignition module un-coated with the silicone grease or die-electric compound, and be very careful not to over-tighten the ignition module or it will be damaged.

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My car keeps shutting off. Igot a tune up and sealed the monitor and changed the fuel filter. What could the problem be?


That does sound like a malfunction with the ignition module inside of the distributor, and you can remove the ignition module and have it tested for free at most auto part stores.

If you do purchase a new ignition module be sure that it does come with a silicone grease or a die-electric compound because it is a heat sink and the ignition module will burn up without it.

To install the new ignition module first clean out the mounting surface inside of the distributor. Then completely coat the metal contact surface under the ignition module with a thick coat the silicone grease or die-electric compound and do not leave any of the metal contact surface of the ignition module un-coated with the silicone grease or die-electric compound, and be very careful not to over-tighten the ignition module or it will be damaged.

The only other possibilities would either be that the fuel pump is going out, or the ECM (Engine Control Module) is faulty.

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Unscrew the ignition coil(s) from on top of the module...(leave plug wires attached)....and set aside noting coil position on module....unplug module and replace with a known working module.If there is grease under old module...transfer it to new module.Replace coil(s) and start her up.
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  2. Note position of spark plug wires for installation
  3. Remove the spark plug wires from ignition coils.
  4. Remove the screws securing coil assemblies to ignition control module.
  5. Disconnect coils from ignition control module. Installation Procedure
    1. Install the coils to ignition control module.
    2. Install the screws and tighten to 4-5 Nm (36-44 lb. in.) .
    3. Install the fasteners securing assembly to engine and tighten to 8 Nm (70 lb. in.) .
    4. Install the spark plug wires as noted during removal.
    5. Install the electrical connectors to the ignition control module
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Where is the ignition module if i do decide to change it. I am gettimg some sputtering specially on start up


Your vehicle does have an ignition module. It's located under the ignition coil pack. (the 3 ignition coils) It's not cheap to replace. AND it's a bad guess as being the cause of your sputtering problem. Charlie

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