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Old 07-06-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
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I was having severe shuttering problems while accelerating and my idle was really rough, so I thought replacing my coil packs would fix it and it did! For like 100 miles my car ran like it was brand new, but now something is slowly burning up these coil packs as well. What gives? Im thinking its the oxygen senser, but i'll be gotdamned if I change something else without being at least 99% sure of what the problem really is.

Thanx in advance. This is my first bonny and I have only owned it like 2 months.
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igntion control module is probbaly the faulty part
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igntion control module is probbaly the faulty part
Is that the thing located unter the coil packs? Cause I replaced that whole assembly..
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Yes, the ICM is located under the coils. Since you have a '92, do you have the Magnavox [one large coil pack], or the Delco [three individual coils] Ignition? And did you purchase new or used?


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Yes, the ICM is located under the coils. Since you have a '92, do you have the Magnavox [one large coil pack], or the Delco [three individual coils] Ignition? And did you purchase new or used?


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The Delco and thats what I changed it out with as well. I got if off my moms 94 Trans Sport(been sitting in the yard at her house unused for 6 months now, so i took it upon myself to part out, lol). Is my supercharged 3.8 suposed to have the Magnavox?
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The Delco is better, but the '92 could of had either [earlier ones had Magnavox, later ones had Delco]. It could be just that the coil pack you replaced it with was faulty. Try putting your old ICM on the new coils, and new ICM on old coils. Switch some stuff around. If that doesn't work, time to find more parts.


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Supercharged!! You might want to add SC to your signature for supercharged. This way people don't think you are an naturally aspirated.

Did the coil pack crack, over heat, melt...you mention something is burning them up. One of the first things you should probably check is the postive and negative battery cables..check all connections by disassembling them, cleaning and putting back together. There should be connections at the fuse area under the hood, battery and starter, alternator.

That should get you started on one of the usual items, more people should be chiming in soon as well with more experience.
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Supercharged Bonnevilles never got the Magnavox iginition. Only Delco.

Check the coils with the procedure in Techinfo.
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Could it be something as simple as a bad wire, or (never happens) a loose or bad plug?
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Supercharged!! You might want to add SC to your signature for supercharged. This way people don't think you are an naturally aspirated.

Did the coil pack crack, over heat, melt...you mention something is burning them up. One of the first things you should probably check is the postive and negative battery cables..check all connections by disassembling them, cleaning and putting back together. There should be connections at the fuse area under the hood, battery and starter, alternator.

That should get you started on one of the usual items, more people should be chiming in soon as well with more experience.
Isnt that what the "SSE" denotes? Did they make an N/A SSE? And i'll work on all that. Thanx!
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