I need to make certain I didn't replace parts that weren't needed so, I must say there were no codes indication of power loss with the power module and also there were no codes indicating processor brain was bad either.
I was down to the possibility the ignition timing was off but how? Distributor was exactly were it has always been, easily discernable by a flat spot that just so happens to be parallel to the engine block, just as it had always been. When I first worked on it the distributor cap's center spring loaded center tower button inside of cap was burned away and rotor button center terminal was burned and pitted from the spark arcing its way to the rotor instead having a physical pathway/connection there. No telling how long those parts were like that when the car was still running about two years ago?
So I had changed the cap and rotor but to no avail. Nothing. I then had checked engines timing belt, looked normal.
Found out today I needed to advance the ignition timing all the way by turning the distributor fully counter clockwise to get earlier spark.
My engine is running and car drives normal. I am going to take distributor cap off and go back to store and see if cap is different in some way like the caps posts are in a different position then the original that could be different. I no longer have the old cap to compare them closer.
Now I don't know if you changed your cap on your engine but I can think of no other reason at this point as to why my distributor had to be rotated so far, best guess at this point is it is the wrong cap.
Try advancing the timing, but first check cap, rotor.
Monday, June 1st, 2009 AT 11:09 PM