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Old 10-30-2006, 09:06 PM
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Can anyone tell me step by step how to test the ICM? (ignition control module)


Also what ways are there to clear a flooded engine?
 
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:29 AM
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Most of the time the ICM doesn't go bad all at once. It usually will not start after the car/truck is at normal running temperature and is shut off. After it cools down it will start and so on and so on. I'm betting it's not your problem. A flooded engine will evaporate the extra fuel on it's own in a day or so at most. You should really get that towed to a pro. Otherwise you are going to keep spending more and more money on things you don't need.
 
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Thanks alot for the advice. I appreciate it. The car just shut off on me while i was driving and I found the fuel pump relay, i think the relay is still good, but the connecter was burnt up and melted. I bypassed the wires, and I tried starting it. No luck. I then tried some starting fluid and again no luck. I pulled out the plugs and found them to be very wet, i assumed it to be flooded. I dont know what it could be. I should take it to a pro to have it diagnosed. I cant afford to spend to much on it. what a PITA. I called my uncle who was a mechanic for 25 years and hes gonna come by tomorrow and have a look. I'll keep updated. If anyone has any advice or ideas let me know. Appreciate it big time.

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Well it sounds like you might have a short in the wire harness in the fuel pump system. Did you check the wires back to the tank and the pump, sometimes the connector at the tank get loose.
 
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thanks, i'll also check that tomorrow

any other ideas and advice is much appreciated
 
 
 
 
 
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