1996 Mitsu Eclipse GS - No start

Tiny
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  • 1996 MITSUBISHI
Long story but I'll try to summarize:
Stock Mistu eclipse GS (96) except for an intake and a msd coil pack.
New timing belt and water pump
new plugs and wires
new ecu
new battery
new CEL light bulb
All fuses check out ok
Crank angel sensor and cam positioning sensor - OK

Ran fine all day. After parking the car and coming back about half an hour the car wouldn't start.
It cranks, doesnt sound like its spinning freely, or being bogged down.
Fuel pressure checks out ok.
NO spark
No Check Engine Light at startup (dummy light when your turning the key)
No retrievable codes from on-off-on-off-on dash CEL method.
No visable damage to any wires. 12v feeds to ecu are working and reading 12v on multimeter.

Other thing to note, though may be unrealted. A day or so before the car died, I noticed the battery light flicker a couple times while driving. It went off and never came back on so I never thought anything of it. I did end up replacing the battery because the battery was dead and not taking a charge anymore, so I just accounted for the blinking battery light on the dash as a dieing battery.

I would really appreciate any tips or suggestions. Been working on this problem for over 9 months now, with no luck.
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Saturday, April 14th, 2007 AT 4:48 PM

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Tiny
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Check the coil and ignition control module.
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 5:07 AM
Tiny
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Ignition control module? Isnt that the same thing as the coilpack?

The coilpack checks out fine. So if thats the same thing, then yeah the ICM is fine too.
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 12:01 PM
Tiny
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Its two different things- If you don't have an ICM look for a crank angle sensor or a crankshaft/camshaft position sensor.
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 2:03 PM
Tiny
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I read everything I could find about eclipse ignition systems, can't find any reference to an ICM. I believe the coilpack, cas, and cps handle all of that. If I'm wrong, then please point me toward a source that will show me where the ICM can be found. Specifically according to the Haynes manual, the 96 eclipse does not have an ICM.

As for the crankshaft/camshaft position sensors, my first post addressed both, and said that they were checked and verfied as working correctly.
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
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Find out why the PCM is not getting an ignition signal

If yours don't have the ICM then it must have a trigger signal like the CPS.
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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 AT 12:10 AM

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