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What is an ignition control module?

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An ignition control module is a component in a vehicle's engine that enables a spark to be produced at the correct time in each cylinder. It does much the same job as contact breaker points did in older cars.

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What is an ignition control module?
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Ignition control modules can fail, which can lead to overheating. The car will correctly fire for a short distance, and then will stall for no apparent reason when a load is put on the engine. After a short period the engine will restart and run for a while longer. These symptoms can have other causes, but the ignition control module is often the first thing to check.

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