Sorry to ignore you for so long. E-mail system got changed by my provider, ... Again.
You may have misunderstood my comment about the gas pedal. If the engine died while you were driving, that is not the issue here but it could be in the future once the problem is fixed. Once the battery is disconnected the idle speed will be too low to get the engine started and / or to keep it running until the Engine Computer relearns minimum throttle. A lot of people don't recognize that for the simple problem it is. They think there's still something wrong.
It may take a while but if you crank the engine long enough the Engine Computer should set a diagnostic fault code. Any that were set got erased when you disconnected the battery. If you get a code related to "cam and crank sync", check for a sheared dowel pin between the camshaft and its sprocket. That will allow the sprocket to rotate a little on the camshaft. That retards valve timing. The computer will shut the engine down before the sprocket turns far enough that the open valves can be hit by the pistons. This applies to the single cam engine.
Sunday, September 29th, 2013 AT 8:51 PM