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Old 01-23-2016, 04:18 PM   #11
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Well, if there is no spark, no amount of carb cleaner will make it spark.....

Did you check just one coil, or all three?

If you have no spark on one of the coils, but have spark on the other two, then you need an ICM or coil or both(if a shorted coil took out the ICM)......if no spark on all three, then it'* a crank sensor, ICM, or wiring/connection in between them....

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Part 1 -GM 3.8L Ignition Control Module and Crank (3X, 18X) Sensor Test
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Okay where is the icm located? And is there anything else I can test
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The three coils sit on top of the ICM.....

No spark on any wire, means a crank sensor, ICM, or the wiring/connections, between them....
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I got it running!!! And just in time today is my birthday lol. I switched the coil packs and icm from another firebird and it started right up!
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Glad you got it working, thanks for letting us know what it was, and Happy Birthday!
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