There is a valve on the intake it looks like the valve you put air in your tires. Be careful when you do this if the fuel system is working there will be fuel under psi. Turn your ignition switch on for about 10 sec. Then take a small screw driver and push that valve in gas should spray out try to avoid getting it in your eyes ideally wear safety glasses when you do this. If you have a fuel psi gauge that would be the most efficient and safest way to check your fuel system. If you are getting fuel and a spark the only thing left is compression and spark timing. We can be fairly certain that you have compression because it was running. I think it is out of time a little you may even have your wires crossed. I think you said you moved them. Lets start by getting the no 1 up on TDC. This is very critical some people change many parts due to the static timing be off. Sometimes we assume the basic things have been done. So you take out the #1 plug unplug your coil and pull your fuel pump fuse or relay. Have an assistant bump the starter while you have your thumb on the hole of the plug. If you are by yourself you can put an old plug in to an old spark plug wire end. You just cut the wire off and stick the plug in make sure the old wire has the old boot on it because that is what you put in the plug hole. OK so as the engine is coming up on TDC you will feel psi build up and blow off your thumb. Find the mark on your Harmonic balancer if you get it close it is best to turn it by hand to get right on 0. Important! Do not turn it backwards if you pass 0. Just bump it over again until you get it on 0. OK now that we have the #1 cyl. Up on TDC take off your Distributor it should have a 1 on the distributor cap if not just follow your wire from the plug up to the distributor cap. If the wires have been moved then all you need to do is follow these directions. The 3.9 L usually has #1 at about the 9 O clock position. Another way to tell where it is at is the cap hold down screw should be between # 1 and # 6. Now what you need to do is make sure the rotor button is aligned with the notch on the switch plate if it is not perfectly lined up you will need to loosen the hold down bolt on the distributor and slowly rotate the distributor to get the rotor button lined up with the notch on the switch plate which will also align it with the plug on the tower. After that is completed make sure you firing order is right. The firing order is on the intake you will see the numbers stamped on the motor If I am not mistaken it is 1, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 it rotates clock wise so trace each wire starting with
# 1 then going clock wise follow your wire from your # 6 plug. Plug it into the next tower. Just repeat this process. Cyl. 1, 3 and 5 are on the left side of the engine 2, 4and 6 on the right. Remember when refering to left and right on the engine you should always refer to it as if you are sitting in the drivers seat. Some people just can't get that not saying you are one of those people. But if you have to view it as if you are standing in front of the car looking at the engine then it is just reversed. So looking at the engine Cyl. 1, 3 and 5 are on the right and 2, 4 and 6 are on the left. Viewed from the front of the car. Sorry about all the redundancy. If you have Air, Fire, Fuel and compression you should be running but if you have all those things they must be occurring at the right time.
Good Luck let me know how it goes.
Sunday, March 8th, 2009 AT 3:17 PM