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Q: Where Is the Electronic Spark Control Module Typically Located?

A: The electronic spark control module (or ignition control module) is generally found next to the ignition coil.

In some third-generation Ford F-body models, this can be found on the driver’s side firewall, which is between the P/B booster and fender.

The electronic spark control module adjusts the spark timing when accelerating to ensure optimal engine operation. If this fails, hard starting, stalling, or misfiring can occur.

Tips on How to Access the Electronic Spark Control Module

Accessing the electronic spark control module typically involves removing the intake tubing from the throttle body.

For some vehicles, it’s also advisable to remove the air cleaner assembly and related connections.

You’ll also need to remove the distributor cap to access the ignition control module. You’ll see a lot of wires, and experts recommend leaving them to prevent messing up the firing order once a new ignition control module is installed.

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