Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Ignition control module

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    11

    Ignition control module

    Can someone comment on exactly what the function is for the "ignition control module"???? I have a 89 SC
    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Bossier City, LA
    Posts
    1,936
    Quote Originally Posted by jeymie'sSC View Post
    Can someone comment on exactly what the function is for the "ignition control module"???? I have a 89 SC
    Thanks
    It fits in the distributor and, with the sensor (hall effect or magnetoresistive), replaces the points.

    I don't think you have one. Isn't your SC using a DIS not a distributor?

    RwP

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    11
    I'm not sure. Just purchased my SC. Still learning it. What's DIS???

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kansas City, KS
    Posts
    1,137
    It's stands for distributorless ignition system.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    95
    Just my .02 cents worth; if you plan on keeping the SC, the first thing you need to do is purchase the proper shop manual for the car. Unless you have deep pockets you most certainly will need to "understand" the workings of your car. I have had 2 of these and they are not for the weak of heart. The ignition system is easy, really. Wait till you start on the brakes. Have fun.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    8,158
    Brakes are not that hard, once you understand how they work.....

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Eastern (nee Western) PA
    Posts
    4,807
    Quote Originally Posted by jeymie'sSC View Post
    Can someone comment on exactly what the function is for the "ignition control module"???? I have a 89 SC
    Thanks
    It receives signals from the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors and outputs the primary ignition pulse in the proper sequence. That pulse goes into the coil pack, where it is converted to the high-voltage pulse that reaches the spark plugs.

    In the early model SCs (1989-1993), the ignition module is pretty important. It's a lot more complex than the old ignition modules (TFI modules) that were on distributor-equipped Ford cars.

    If the distributorless ignition module goes bad, the car will misfire badly.
    God bless!!!

    1990 SC auto ... red outside, gray cloth inside ... ~180,000 miles (and climbing) ... driven daily!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    NE, AR
    Posts
    1,396
    Misfire? You'll be lucky if it runs at all.

Similar Threads

  1. BWD - Ignition Control Module
    By dakotaflstf in forum Parts for Sale
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-28-2010, 12:06 PM
  2. Wanted Integrated Relay Control Module
    By kenkay in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-28-2007, 09:43 AM
  3. Venom 400 control module...
    By JOE91SC in forum Technical Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-25-2006, 03:07 PM
  4. relay control module
    By ReDevilXR7 in forum Technical Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-29-2002, 09:21 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •