1980 Lincoln Mark VI no spark, no injection Pulse

Tiny
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  • 1980 LINCOLN MARK VI
  • 58,000 MILES
I have replaced the ignition module, plugs, cap, rotor, wires, also have had a new fuel pump installed and lined the tank. I still have no spark or injection pulse. When testing I left key on for 10-15 minutes I happened to bump the coil with the back of my hand and notice it was VERY WARM. Don't know if that's normal or not. If I take my power probe and stick it in the coil wire coming out to distributor cap and turn engine over it read a ground not hot. Maybe testing it wrong? I am thinking a ground problem or bad pcm. I would love for any help I could get. The car by the way is a 1980 Lincoln mark 6 with a 302 TBI. Also the distributor rotor button is the 2 prong style. Something I have never since.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 6:35 AM

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Tiny
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Suspect the pick-up coil in the distributor.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 7:04 AM
Tiny
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Wrenchtech there is no pick-up coil in the distributor on this motor. Would the crank sensor take the pick-up coils place?
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 8:12 AM
Tiny
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I don't think they had even heard of Crank sensors in 1980. Are you sure you have the year right. None of this is making sense.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 8:20 AM
Tiny
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Ok maybe im wrong on the pick-up coil. Im not sure. I had never seen a rotor like that one until I did the tune up. It was not easy to find. I remove the rotor I am not seeing the pick-up coil. Is there another cover I need to take off or is it in a remote location. Any help would be great. Please be patient with me I don't know to much on these older cars.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 10:04 AM
Tiny
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Then it's probably time for you to stop. Changing a pick-up coil is very difficult. The distributor has to be removed and completely disassembled. You probably should just buy a reman dist.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 10:13 AM
Tiny
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If I get a new distributor can I get one with the single rotor contact or does it have to be the one with the dual contacts.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 11:58 AM
Tiny
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There is only one distributor and one rotor that fits that car.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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When I went to the parts store the first rotor they gave me looked like a normal rotor. When I popped the cap off the rotor that was under the cap had two brass
tabs. One was up higher than the other one. The cap had 8 contacts 4 high and 4 low. There are no wire coming out of the distributor not even a slot for them to come out. This is a very odd distributor. This car is also throttle body injected. Looks a lot like the 87-95 chevy system with two big injectors on top of the throttle body. Im going to pull the #1 plug and bring it up to TDC when I get off work to make sure it has not jumped time. I do know that the 302 in those years had some type of plastic gear over the steel timing gears and they where really bad about braking off and jumping time.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 12:34 PM
Tiny
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You would know by the sound if you had no compression but you'd better make sure the rotor is actually turning.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 12:48 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for all of your help. I will let you know the results of tonight testing.
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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
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Test your tps it will shut down your Injectors if it's bad
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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 AT 1:55 PM
Tiny
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But it will not shut down the spark.
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Saturday, November 30th, 2013 AT 2:04 PM

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