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Old 04-05-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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I recently bought a "ready for junkyard" Bonnie -89 (SSE) and are now trying to bring it back to life
Plenty of common failures : Coilpack, Back doors, Airstruts..
Worst of them is the Engine problem. I checked coilpack and it was defect..
but after changing it there were still no spark on 3 and 6.
I checked the new coilpack and it was fine. BTW..it is a MAGNAVOX...

So i suspect faulty ICM...or can it be something else ?
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If you just replaced the coil pack, yes the ICM could be the culprit. If you replaced both, you may have gotten a defective replacement. If the original ICM and/or coilpack gave spark on 3,6 then you can rule out wiring or ECU problems. If it didn't have spark on 3,6 you cannot rule out wiring or ECU problems.

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Defect coil was on same 3 and 6.
But ICM controlls the coils so if other 2 coils fires so should they all? unless ICM is faulty?
I should have uppgraded to a AC DELCO ignition.. :(
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The Magnavox is a single assembly that contains three electrically seperate coils. Is possible to lose just on cyl pair but have to replace the whole thing. The Delco has three individually replacable coils.
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The ICM can fail on only two cylinders. It can partially fail too. I can do anything it damn well pleases, no matter how much it angers us. I have the Delco ignition.. with aftermarket coils. Well worth the $50 I spent on them all [got used stuff]. Put the old coil back on, and see if you have spark on 3 and 6. If you don't, replace ICM. If you do, get a new coilpack.


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Well, I bought a FACTORY NEW ignition control module (Magnavox) and engine runs fine
...old one was too weak? in one of the control wires...
And the cost? : ICM+COILS parts only. = 570 US $.
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I get these all day long at the junk yard for $20.
Well worth it to me. If one doesn't work I'll get another or exchange it.
Your fault could have been a dirty pin connector on the old one.
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I cleaned both connections pretty well, but i will check that later, it could be nice to have a spare ICM.
When i checked the ICM so it gave me a signal on all wires but without ANALOG multimeter i couldīt measure it. Mine digital one did not worked.
It would been cheaper for me too to buy a second hand DELCO system.But hopefully these will hold for next 16 years...
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