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Hi im louie i have a 3000gt 1992 was sitting 4 years now it starts but lost spark in 1 coil i checked all 3 coils and notice the test light has pulse in 2 coils and 1 coil the test light is on steady can you help me out?

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"Ignition Module" you referred as the PTU (Power Transistor Unit). You might want to replace that - This might be the issue where several cylinders wouldn't fire (verified by pulling plugs - they were wet with gas).

If PTU (located just below the Coil Packs) will be replaced the problem might went away completely.

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