Check for spark. Pull a spark plug boot and stick a Phillips screwdriver with a good plastic or rubber handle into the boot than hold the blade near something metal on the car and crank it. Replace the boot/plug and repeat for each of the cylinders. Check to verify that the coil(s) is (are) getting power with the key on.
If the car has a distributor, pull the #1 plug and bump the engine over until the piston is as high as it will go. Bump it and stick the screwdriver in or, if you can, shine a light into the plug opening. Now pull the distributor cap and see where the rotor is pointing. See if it's within a couple/few degrees of the #1 plug wire location.
See if there's a shop or Autozone (Etc) near you that will either check ALL codes (hard AND soft) to see what the computer is thinking. But I wouldn't take it back to the same mechanic.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 AT 11:10 AM