Engine died while cruising and towed to my mech who said there was no spark, changed out the distributor and still wont start. Now he says maybe its the aftermarket alarm system interrupting the electric to the distributor. Just absolutely lost on this one. Anyone else have an idea. Hate to junk it.
Thanks frscke1, rebuilt dist came with the ecm and resistor, we put a brand new coil in too. Still no spark. Fusible link? I should mention that it died while going down the road after a full throttle pass. Everything else works, ie starter motor, lights, radio heater fan, etc, etc. Can you tell me where the ground strap is on both ends? Just stumped by this, also there seems to be no OBD plug in this unit. There is quite a mish mosh of wiring under the column. Have this van for 10 years never failed to start before, hate to junk it. So many new parts, 82k miles and body and interior in great shape. My worry is fix this and what next.
Magnets in original went bad, ecm was dead too. Rebuilt was a bum unit didn't waste any time on that one, got an RMA and returned it. Keith (new mechanic) charged out 1 hr for diagnostics and 1 hour for wrench work, battery charge and setting timing. It runs better than ever now and the exhaust doesn't smell like unburned gas anymore. Idle is a little high for my taste but I'm sure its to spec. $350. Thanks again for your advice.