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I have a Ford Scorpio, that is a 2 litre DOHC, EFi, 5 door saloon, it broke down just before christmas, and I was told that I need a new ''ignition module'' I checked the Haynes manual to see what this entailed to replace it, to find that the distributor has this fitted to the side of it, however my distributor is attached to the engine block directly, and is driven by the camshaft, where on earth is the ignition module on a car with an engine management system ?, because this does not match the pictures anywhere in the haynes manuals. and where do I get ''heat sink conmpound'' to refit it, because nowhere on the internet, is this found ? P.S. How do I find out what the serial number of the proper unit is, for an igniton module anyway, if it can not be seen ?

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The module is the Gray plugin part that receives the wires going into the Distributor. There are 2 screws which may need a Special Screwdriver to fit the screws and to give clearance to remove the part.

Usually the module comes with a Plastic packet of the "heat sink compound" with barely enough to do the job.

The part number is usually molded in the plastic or may be etched on the metal face where it meets the distributor. Until you remove the module you will not see the part.number.

The screwdriver you need used to be everywhere in the days cars had this type of module. I believe Lyle or Leslie were 2 aftermarket makers of this tool.

Try an internet search for "ignition module tool or screwdriver". Then search for "Ford Scorpio ignition module" for the part. There were not many engine choices for that car. Also look on the drivers door or center pillar for an Emissions code. This code is the onboard computers Programming pattern. The module may be married to the computer and it may be possible to reference the matching module through this Progamming pattern code.

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