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Old 10-11-2013, 11:45 PM
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Greetings All, newbie here.
Where is the ECU located? I can't seem to find it anywhere on the firewall? Is it by chance in back of the main dash panel? or ?

So far, the coil tests Ok, the magnetic pickup in the dist. is not open.

A number of folks say it's the ECU but I cannot seem to find it?
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Depends. If traditional ignition, the ECM is on the driver side firewall in the engine bay. I'm not sure the Lean Burn was used with dual pickup distributors, but the Lean Burn ECM is built into the air cleaner housing making it a big ugly housing.
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