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Ignition module? I was driving our 1993 pontiac transport van when stopped at a light it died. I started it back up and proceeded down the road when it died again. I started it up again, which took a couple of tries turning the key, I went only a few feet further when it died again. Repeated tries would not start it again. A friend thinks this could be the ignition module. Does this sound correct?

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I had the same problem with my 1992 Transport. I fixed it by replacing the ignition module which took about 20 minutes, and should be easily accomplished by anyone with moderate repair skills. The problem with mine faulty ignition module was resolved temporarily by unplugging/re-plugging it from the computer (under the dash), or unplugging/re-plugging it from the distributor assembly harness. Every time I reseated the connector, the engine started up fine. I could also let the engine set a while, and it would restart. However, when it was decided to fail, there was no fuel being injected into the engine. This is logical since the ignition module tracks the engine RPM and sends this data to the computer to tell it how much fuel to inject. Check your fuel injectors when you crack it over when you experience the problem, and if you get no fuel, it's likely your ignition module. I think i paid 30 bucks at autozone for a new one.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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  • Patteo Sep 19, 2010

    May also be crankshaft posistion sensor.

  • Jim Madill
    Jim Madill Nov 06, 2013

    $30, I was told it costs $179

  • Jim Madill
    Jim Madill Nov 11, 2013

    I replaced both crank sensor and Ignition Control Module. Problem solved.

  • Jim Madill
    Jim Madill Nov 11, 2013

    Would have been $480 with labor, but, after the fuel pump, my mechanic felt bad and put in both for free. No more issues.

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