Regarding a model 1997,2 liter sonata, there is not an ignition control module as such. Ignition control comes from the ECM (ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT) through the Ignition Power Transistor (often called Igniter) and then to the Ignition coil.I do not have any information on the 1.8 or the 3.0 liter models.
On the distributor
The 1997 Ford Aerostar ignition module can be found on the firewall in the engine compartment. The ignition module will be on the drivers side of the firewall.
The engine computer, ignition module, is behind the battery in the left front fender.
The logic control module on a 1995 Chrysler Concord 3.3 liter is on the passengers side. it is located underneath the dash.
Yes ANSWER No - a 1998 3.0 L Ford Ranger does not have a distributor which would allow you to adjust the ignition timing - it has a coil pack and the ignition timing is controlled by the PCM ( powertrain control module )
On the front of the engine under the two ignition coils, follow the plug wires and under the coils is the ignition module. Changed mine twice . Works better now.
The ignition module on a 1989 5.7 liter is located in the distributor. Remove the cap, then the rotor, and you will be looking at the module. The module is held in place with two screws. Real simple. Good luck, David
behind center console on floor
It's in front of the battery, inside of the radiator support, between the left headlight and radiator. The module is flat with the 12 pin connector facing upwards (towards the engine). Hope this helps.
there are three coils located on top of the engine right at the fire wall, bolted to the ignition module
its mounted under the hood on the driver side fender