Ignition control module removal

Tiny
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  • 2004 GMC SAFARI
  • 136,000 MILES
How do I move the metal plate under distributor cap to get control module out? Replaced distributor it started then slowly died out. So now I'm going to replace the ignition control module but the metal plate isn't far enough over for me to get it out.
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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 AT 8:03 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Here are the directions for replacing the ignition control module. Also, please explain what you mean by it isn't over far enough.

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2004 GMC Truck Safari Van 2WD V6-4.3L VIN X
Procedures
Vehicle Powertrain Management Relays and Modules - Powertrain Management Relays and Modules - Ignition System Ignition Control Module Service and Repair Procedures
PROCEDURES
IGNITION CONTROL MODULE REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

pic 1

1. Remove the engine cover.
2. Disconnect the electrical connector (3).
3. Remove the screws (4) holding the ignition control module (2) and the heat sink (1) to the bracket.
4. Remove the ignition control module and the heat sink.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Pic 2

1. Install the ignition control module (2) and the heat sink (1) on the bracket with the screws (4).

Tighten
Tighten the screws to 3.5 Nm (31 lb in.).

2. Reconnect the electrical connectors (3).
3. Install the engine cover.

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Let me know if that helps.

Joe
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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 AT 8:25 PM
Tiny
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Look at the square part of the metal plate. How do I get it to move to the square part of the module?
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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 AT 8:35 PM
Tiny
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Van listed above has a 4.3 vortec. Distributor is behind the dog house inside the van.
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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020 AT 8:42 PM
Tiny
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Okay, that is what the ignition rotor is attached to. For that to turn, the engine has to. Take a breaker bar and socket and place it on the crankshaft center bolt. With the key off, turn the engine a little at a time until they align.

Let me know if that helps.
Joe
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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 AT 8:37 PM
Tiny
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Thank you.
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Thursday, June 4th, 2020 AT 5:38 AM
Tiny
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You are very welcome, April. Did you get it out and the new one in?

Joe
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Thursday, June 4th, 2020 AT 8:40 PM
Tiny
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Yes! It finally runs after 2 and a half years.
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Sunday, June 7th, 2020 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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Great. Take care and let us know if you have questions in the future.

Joe
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Monday, June 8th, 2020 AT 7:22 AM

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