Thanks for the laugh.
You will need a special tool to remove it.
Or you can grind down the sides of a socket to be skinny enough to fit in the holes to get the little itty bitty screws out.
Sadly there are two things that are going to interfere with KNOWING that it is the coil or the module, or if it's really the problem at all.
The truck is still running, not well but badly.
If it was flat dead, then you could verify that you do not have spark, but (if I am correct) you just have a weak spark.
Next. It has to be hot for it to start to mess up.
And you cant duplicate that.
Some auto part stores have a machine that can test modules.
While I have seen them still pass a bad module, if the test comes back bad, then you know it's bad.
If it comes back good, well, maybe that's because it's not 180 degrees when it's being tested.
To help be comfortable that it is indeed an ignition problem, get a can of starting fluid and try spraying some in the air cleaner while it's messing up, and see if you can get the engine to rev up higher. But i'm not expecting it to.
I know your next question is going to be which one is the problem.
I will say 60/40 that the module is bad.
Feel free to come back an cuss at me if I am wrong.
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 AT 6:51 PM