Feb 24, 2010 - while looking at the car today me and a mechanic who is a friend of a friend noticed the wire harness that attaches to the distributor was only halfway plugged in, so we plugged it in and now it eliminated 2 of the 3 problems. Now it just turns over but does not start, also the auto shut off relay is making noises. The mechanic who was looking at it with me said he thinks that because the distributor wiring was barely touching and probably sparking, basically shorting, that it may have blown the computer. The shop that did the work agrees that they probably didnt connect the wiring all the way but it cant short the computer because on my engine it doesnt send any electricity to the computer. So I am needing any info I can get so I have some ammo when I go in there to havethem fix it at their cost. Like can it blow the computer and would that work, could it have blown the cam sensor or any others associated with the distributor, and could it have maybe blown the auto shut off relay. I just wanna cover all my bases for when he calls me to tell me what hes found. Thank you all for your help :)
Feb 25, 2010 - Problem supposedly solved. The shop said that something with the computers ground was corroded witch caused it to not fire up, and the clicking in the asd relay was not coming from the asd relay but from somthing else there I cant remember but it was clicking because the computer was trying to get ground from there to compensate. Dont know if maybe it was something else or not that was easy but they dont really wanna say it was. I think its funny though that the distributor wire harness disengaged at the exact time the other thing went wrong but, whatever. They did what they did for free and although I have to pay the tow bill, if its running good and no more problems im happy with that. Thanks to ev3eryone for all help and suggestions.
Feb 25, 2010 - I must add also that with the cicking we thought was coming from the asd relay we could feel it with our fingers and when we pulled it, it stopped and when we plugged it back in it started again.
Friday, February 26th, 2010 AT 9:23 AM