ICM Connector - Bare wires - problems?
I am in the process of putting the 1993 LeSabre back together. During disassembly I discovered the connector for the ignition control module had some bare wires and appeared to have the insulation charred.
I have cleaned it up and taken a photo which is attached. I plan to scrap this connector and replace with one I have from the salvage yard (re-soldering each of the 13 wires).
However, my question is: What may have caused this and how might this have affected drivability? (I also am replacing the upper intake manifold as this was leaking coolant into the intake so needless to say the car was not running smoothly to start with (particularly a rough idle).
Thanks for any help and suggestions!