Was the car having this problem all along and that's why you replaced the coil, ignition control module, and the distributor?
Was there ever a change when you replaced any of the parts?
I think I've got a way that we can test the coil.
If you have a remote tachometer (most $5 dollar dwell meters have a tach setting on them)
Connect the tach to the white wire going from the ICM to the coil. Set the meter to the low RPM range.
If you get a reading while cranking the engine, then you know the ECM and the module are working and the coil is bad.
If you don't get a reading then the problem is up stream, possibly the ECM or module.
I think I've got a way to test the module.
When is dies.
Put the electronic SparK Timing into by-pass mode.
Unplug the "set-timing" connector it's a single wire in the wiring harness on the left side of the engine, near the AIR control valve. Tan with a black stripe.
If the car start up, the module is working. (Or at least most of it)
So the problem would have to be upstream, possibly the ECM.
That's all the info I can come up with.
Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 AT 11:00 PM