Continental 2000-2002

Ignition Module

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NOTE
In earlier models, the ICM was referred to as the TFI-IV Ignition Module; the name was later changed to Ignition Control Module (ICM).

Removal & Installation





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Fig. The ignition control module (or TFI ignition module, as applicable), is located on the distributor-5.0L engines

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the screws attaching the cowl vent screen to the top of the cowl.
  4.  
  5. Separate the engine compartment cowl seal strip from the cowl vent screen and the cowl dash extension panel in the area of the ignition control module.
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  7. Lift the cowl vent screen off to allow access to the ignition control module/TFI module assembly.
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NOTE
The connector latch is underneath the ICM/TFI shroud. Press upward to unlatch.

  1. Disengage the engine control sensor wiring connector from the ICM or TFI, as applicable.
  2.  


NOTE
The ignition control module and heatsink are mounted with the heatsink fins pointed downward.

  1. Remove the two retaining nuts attaching the ICM/TFI and heatsink to the dash panel, then remove the ICM/TFI and the heatsink.
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  3. Remove the two module retaining screws, then remove the ICM or TFI from the heatsink.
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  5. While holding the module connector shroud with one hand, pull the seal off the other end of the module.
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Fig. Location of the ignition control module-3.8L engines only

To install:

  1. Coat the metal base of the ICM or TFI module uniformly with Silicone Dielectric Compound D7AZ-19A331-A or equivalent, about 1 / 32 in. (0.79mm) thick.
  2.  
  3. Place the module onto the heatsink. Install the retaining screws, then tighten them to 15-35 inch lbs. (1.7-4.0 Nm).
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  5. Push the seal over the module connector shroud and heatsink studs with the metal part toward the heatsink.
  6.  
  7. Insert the module and heatsink into the cowl dash extension panel enough to have the mounting studs protrude into the engine compartment side.
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  9. Hand-tighten the retaining nuts to 44-70 inch lbs. (5-8 Nm).
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  11. Engage the engine control sensor wiring connector to the module.
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  13. Install the cowl vent screen and retaining screws, then install the engine compartment cowl panel and seal strip.
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  15. Connect the negative battery cable.
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