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I have a 1991dodge dakota 2wheel drive magnum V-8 i beleave the ignition control modular went out cuz of no fire no fuel just died go n down the road rotor still turn's so that's what i come up with bought the part but can not find it anywhere under hood & lokd under dash can some1 tell me where the ignition control modular is located xactly on my truck PLEASE it's my only form of transportation & run's great otherwise Thank you

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  • Terry Mckinney Sep 09, 2010

    i've opend the distributor cuz that's how i decided it wasn't the timing chain by the rotor turning & there is nothing n there just 2 wire's coming out but ill look again also would that make it not inject fuel? bcuz it is not & the part's store sold me an ignition control module but i kinda got the impression it was wrong as i didn't find anything that lookd like it anywhere on the truck but wow thank you i didn't no that code system or how 2do it so i am satified with that @ least thank you so much ill try it 2morrow & use u again if another problem should arise

  • Terry Mckinney Sep 09, 2010

    i'll have2 check 2morrow i asked emissionwiz another question becouse it seem's right but don't exsplain the fuel not injecting but he did teach me something i didnot know so i am very satified with part of his solution & will reconmend emissionwiz 2 other's as well as use him again hope he get's back 2me & THANK YOU

  • Terry Mckinney Sep 14, 2010

    i did the pick up coil still nothin so i change the coil still nothen i started checkn fuses again



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The ignition module is part of the ECM, (the engine computer) it is unlikely that the ECM is the problem, it is more likely the ignition pickup has failed, this part is inside the distributor under the rotor, change that 1st, you should also check the fault codes the answer may be there as a ignition problem will set a code, here is how u do that and a list of codes and there meanings.


1. Cycle the ignition key ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON within 5 seconds. To cycle the ignition key ON means to turn it only as far as it takes to get the radio to come on. It does not mean to turn the engine on.

2. Count the number of times the "check engine" lamp on the instrument panel flashes on and off. The number of flashes represents the code. There is a slight pause between the flashes representing the first and second digits of the code. Longer pauses separate individual codes. For example, flash-flash-flash [pause] flash-flash represents the code 32.

A code of "55" represents end of error codes. If this is all you get then no error codes are stored in the computer. This is the normal condition

CODE Description of Trouble Code
11 Timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more from initial learned value, Intermittent loss of either camshaft or crankshaft position sensor, No crank reference signal detected during engine cranking
12 Direct battery input to PCM was disconnected within the last 50 key-on cycles (normal)
13 No change in MAP from start to run
14 MAP sensor voltage too low
15 No vehicle speed sensor signal
17 Closed loop temp not reached or engine cold too long
21 02s sensor problem (oxygen sensor), upstream or down stream
22 Engine coolant temp sensor out of range
23 Intake air temp sensor out of range
24 Throttle Position sensor out of range
25 Idle air control motor circuits, target idle not reached (+/- 200),vacuum leak found
27 Injector control circuit
31 Evap purge flow monitor failure or evap solenoid circuit
32 EGR system failure
33 A/C clutch relay circuit
34 Speed control Solenoid circuits
35 Rad Fan control relay circuit
Torque converter clutch solenoid CKT or park/neutral switch failure
41 Generator field not switching properly
42 Fuel pump relay control ckt,
Auto shutdown relay control ckt, No ASD relay output voltage at PCM, Fuel level sending unit volts out of range, Fuel level unit No change over miles
43 Multiple/ single cylinder misfire
44 Battery temp sensor volts out of range
46 Charging system voltage too low
51 Fuel system lean
52 Fuel system rich
53 Internal control failure
54 No Cam signal at PCM
55 End of error messages (If you get this only, no errors were found)
62 PCM failure SRI mile not stored
63 PCM Failure EEPROM write denied
64 Catalytic Converter Efficiency Failure
65 Power steering switch failure

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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    yadayada Sep 09, 2010

    if u have no signal from the ignition pickup you will have no injector operation, that is the how the processor/ECM knows when to inject fuel and supply spark.



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