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. More »

To replace an ignition control module, disconnect the vehicle's battery cables. Locate the module, disconnect wires and remove screws and parts obstructing access, tracking their locations. Remove the old module and inse... More »

The most common symptoms of a defective ignition module are overheating, unexpected stalling or inability to start the vehicle. Replacing the module is an expensive process, and checking the circuits, electrical connecti... More »

An electronic control module is a small electrical component that controls and monitors a number of actuators inside a vehicle's engine. It is often referred to as the brain of an engine, and it dynamically regulates air... More »

To replace an ignition control module, disconnect the vehicle's battery cables. Locate the module, disconnect wires and remove screws and parts obstructing access, tracking their locations. Remove the old module and inse... More »

A car igniter is a component in the car's engine that is responsible for sending a signal from within the distributor to the ignition coil, making the spark plugs fire. It is also known as the ignition control module. More »

A crankshaft sensor has two purposes: to help a vehicle's ignition system produce a spark and to signal the fuel system to inject gasoline into the engine's cylinders. Without the crankshaft sensor, the engine cannot con... More »