In this video I’ll show how to remove and replace an ignition module on a GM 3.8L V-6. (Albeit I did not actually get the module off but the information needed was provided.) The particular vehicle being worked on is a 2001 Pontiac Bonneville. The procedure is similar for a wide variety of GM vehicles including some GM 3.4L V-6 engines. This is a very simple removal and installation. Do note there may be differences between years and models. You need to confirm this procedure in your repair manual. Please note that many parts stores have the equipment on hand to test if this ignition module is faulty. So if you are ever in doubt have it tested. Just take it off the vehicle and take it to the parts store to be tested. It only takes 5 minutes.
Also, please add dielectric grease ,or whatever grease or compound the manufacturer of your ignition module recommends, to the entire bottom surface of the ignition module where the module mates to the mounting bracket. this helps to remove heat from the module. Some applications may vary depending upon year and model. Thermal grease may be recommended for other applications. You’ll need to verify the procedure in your manual and read all literature provided by the manufacturer of the ignition module you purchase. The life of your module could be cut short and warranty voided by not properly installing your module.
Note: The manual for this vehicle, 01 Pontiac Bonneville, did not mention anything about putting dielectric grease or thermal grease under the module before installation. The method of placing dielectric grease on the module was taught to me by some old timers back in the day. Even if your vehicle is equipped with a GM 3.8L series 2 engine, be sure to verify if the module you purchase requires a special grease to be applied to it. If it does then put it on.
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