ParkAvenue 1997-1999

Ignition Control Module

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  1. Remove the ignition coil(s).
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  3. Using an ohmmeter, check the resistance between the primary terminals on the underside of the coil. The resistance should be 0.50-0.90 ohms.
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  5. Check the resistance between the secondary terminals. It should be 5,000-8,000 ohms.
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  7. If the coil failed either test, replace the coil.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Tag and disconnect the spark plug wires at the coil assembly.
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  5. If equipped, unfasten the connector retaining nut, then unplug the 14-way connector from the ignition module.
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Fig. If necessary, unfasten the 14-way electrical connector retaining nut ...



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Fig. ... then unplug the electrical connector from the ignition module

  1. If necessary, loosen and reposition the ground straps.
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Fig. To access the 3 retaining nuts, it may be necessary to loosen the ground straps and reposition them

  1. Remove the nuts and washers that retains the module to the bracket.
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Fig. After unfastening the 3 nuts, remove the ignition module from the bracket

  1. Remove the coil-to-module retaining bolts or screws. On some vehicles, the coils may be secured with Torx® screws.
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  3. Note the lead colors or mark for reassembly, then detach the connectors between the coil and ignition module.
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  5. Remove the ignition module from the vehicle.
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Fig. Exploded view of the ignition coil and module assembly - 3.8L (VIN C) engine shown



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Fig. Ignition control module mounting - 1995 3.8L (VIN 1, K and L) engines

To install:

  1. Fit the coils and connectors to the ignition module and install the retaining bolts. Tighten the retainers to 27 inch lbs. (3 Nm) for 1987-91 vehicles or to 40 inch lbs. (4.5 Nm) for 1992-99 vehicles.
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  3. Fit the module assembly to the bracket and install the nuts and washers. Tighten to 70 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
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  5. Connect the spark plug wires, as tagged during removal.
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  7. Attach the 14-way connector to the module.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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