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Thread: Engine misfiring. HELP HELP!

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    Engine misfiring. HELP HELP!

    Hey guys just me again... i have a few question about these older setups... im new to carbs but not engines so bare with me. :lol:

    1. Ok i have come to conclusion that my ignitor has gone on vacation. New ones are very expensive. Just wondering if a Ignition control module and an ignitor are the same thing? O'reillys has a ICM for my car but not a ignitor and its of solid state type ($170ish).

    2. Can i replace the ignitor with an MSD ignition. I really dont want to go this way due to the fact im trying to keep the tunning oldschool. Flashy red electronics dont do justice for me.

    regards,
    Hogie

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    What kind of car are we talking about?

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    What kind of car are you dealing with here. Simple attack is to just pull one from a wrecking yard. Or replace it with and MSD or other aftermarket ignition setup. You can get a PRO-COMP "MSD KNOCKOFF" for cheap or even the accel setups are inexpensive.

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    this is for a 3tc using electronic ignition

    a 1980-81 corolla engine

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    Moved to the Toyota Garage, might find more help in there. :tu:

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    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Moved to the Toyota Garage, might find more help in there. :tu:
    thank you :tu:

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    yes you can use a msd box to get rid of the ignitor on the old 3tc boards i had a sticky on how to hook one up bypassing the ignitor or you can get a HEI module and hook it up the same way

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    i tired to do an HEI off a chevy nova 6 cyld and now im getting no spark so i think my ignition coil went bad...

    how often do 3tc igniters go bad?

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    uno more... if there still is spark, could the ignitor even be faulty?

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    I have never had a ignitor go bad I may have a good one if you want it I wouldhave to look but also check your pick up in the dist, They are available at any parts store bout 20-30 bucks could be that the hwhole time

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