Engine Performance problem
1988 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive 255000 miles
A few days after washing the engine on my 88 Tracer, it died as I was pullng out of the driveway. I had it started several times after the washing, so water in the cap didn't seem like an issue. I have since changed the distributor cap, checked the firing order vs plug wires on the cap, checked for spark at the plug (seems good). I have jiggled or unplugged/replugged all engine electrical connectors I can find. All fuses in the engine compartment box and under the dash test good with an ohmmeter (when removed). The fuel pump showed only 40 psi output so I replaced it. The engine won't attempt to fire even when fluid is sprayed directly into the throttle body intake. Could the little car's little brain have been fried?