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Does a 1996 Achieva have a Ignition Module? I have the 3100 V6 Computer Controlled Coil Ignition (C3I) system and I was told that might be my problem to previous problem but cant find out where it located at.

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The module is located under the coils.

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Can i use a 1997 Olds Achieva O2 sensor on a 1996 Olds Achieva?? both are V6 3100 motors..


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What controls the fire to the coil


The ignition system is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) on all engines.
Here is a generic breakdown of most ignition systems incorporated after 1996;

The system uses separate ignition coils for each cylinder. The one-piece coil bolts directly to the cylinder head. Rubber boots seal the secondary terminal ends of the coils to the top of all 6 spark plugs. A separate electrical connector is used for each coil.
Because of coil design, spark plug cables (secondary cables) and a distributor are not used.
Two knock sensors (one for each cylinder bank) are used to help control spark knock.
The Auto Shutdown (ASD) relay provides battery voltage to each ignition coil.
The ignition system consists of:
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