What does P1351 mean?
The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) detects an open in the Ignition Control Module (ICM) Possible symptoms – Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light) P1351 Gmc Description The Ignition Control Module (ICM) has independent power and ground circuits.
What is Ignition Control Module?
The ignition control module (ICM) gathers information from a triggering device (usually the crankshaft position sensor or camshaft position sensor) to determine your vehicle’s base ignition timing. It is responsible for switching the ignition coil(s) on and off to fire the spark plugs.
What causes ignition module failure?
The number one reason that ignition modules go bad is because of heat. On most of the cars that have a recurring problem with this, they have the original distributor in the car. As the distributor ages and wears, the bushing in the shaft goes goes bad and starts to cause excessive heat.
Can you drive with a bad ignition module?
A failing ignition control module can be a real headache at times. It can produce a wide range of engine performance problems, including preventing the engine from starting or stalling the engine as you speed down the road, just to let you resume your driving a few minutes later, as if nothing had happened.