I have a tram (people mover) that has a 1977 jeep 258 engine in it. I used the engine stamp to determine this much. Its been worked on by so many backyard guys that I have no real idea what to do now.
I have replaced the alternator and battery, along with the battery cables. Ground is good and it was running. Yesterday it stopped running.
It is getting fuel. It will not start with starting fluid.
I have 12v at the positive side of the ignition coil with the key on. Resistances are within spec. The ballast is not being used.
Plugs were new last year and show signs of normal wear.
Plug wires are in good condition and I have verified there is no breaks with my tester. Firing order is correct too.
I replaced the icm since it had some burn spots on the wires. It was the only thing left that I could think of and I could not find a way to test it.
No vacuum lines have been left on the entire engine, but it had been running though it had been heck to start at times.
I think that's about it. Cap and rotor are in fine condition. Unless the distributor is bad I really I am lost. I am not familiar with older engines, so I could really use the help from you more knowledgeable folks.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 AT 10:57 AM