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I believe that motor still uses a distributor cap, rotor, and seperate coil...it has to be no spark...inspect the cap and rotor for hairline cracks...remove the coil, (Connected to center wire on distributor cap) and have tested...Hope this helps.
You already took #1 off the list. The national auto parts chains (AutoZone, Pep Boys, and Advance Auto Parts) will hook up a diagnostic tool to your car to perform a Charging System diagnosis for free - its an easy way to exonerate & differentially diagnose your Alternator/Battery/Voltage Regulator.
Priority Action Part Type Cause 1 Inspect Battery Battery Discharged or Faulty. 2 Inspect Battery Cable Corroded, Broken, Shorted or Poorly Connected Battery Cable. 3 Inspect Fuel Filter Clogged or Dirty Fuel Filter. 4 Inspect Distributor Cap Distributor Cap Cracked or Burned contacts. 5 Inspect Coil - Ignition Faulty Ignition Coil. 6 Inspect Wireset Worn, Damaged or Faulty Spark Plug Wire(s). 7 Inspect Spark Plug Incorrectly Gapped or Fouled Spark Plug(s). 8 Inspect Starter Starter Motor Faulty. 9 Inspect Fuel Pump Low Fuel Pressure. 10 Inspect Solenoid Switch Faulty Starter Solenoid Switch. 11 Inspect Relay - Fuel Pump Faulty Fuel Pump Relay. 12 Inspect Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator Faulty Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator. 13 Inspect Ignition Switch Improperly Connected or Faulty Ignition Switch. 14 Inspect Starter Motor Faulty Starter Motor. 15 Inspect Fuel Injector Dirty or Worn Fuel Injectors. 16 Inspect Fuel Pump Strainer Clogged or Dirty Fuel Pump Strainerat. 17 Inspect Engine Control Computer Incorrect Operating Information Being Delivered and Sent From The ECC. 18 Inspect Fuel Tank Fuel Tank Empty. 19 Inspect Carburetor Carburetor Flooded or Faulty Choke. 20 Inspect Distributor Worn, Loose, or Incorrectly Installed Distributor. 21 Inspect Distributor Rotor Burned Distributor Rotor contact
You've already eliminated the spark plug & wireset, distributor cap & rotor. Sounds like your car needs a tune-up, specifically, the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve, and/of the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve.
Components checked/replaced during a tune-up are: air filter motor oil motor oil filter breather filter fuel filter(s) fuel strainer PCV valve EGR valve spark plugs spark plug wires ECM or distributor cap & rotor cabin air filter transmission oil filter transmission oil engine coolant check all vacuum hoses and lines
Troubleshooting the no-start condition - from the 1990 Mitsu Mighty Max Repair Manual:
Priority Action Part Type -- Cause 1 Inspect Battery -- Battery Discharged or Faulty. 2 Inspect Battery Cable -- Corroded, Broken, Shorted or Poorly Connected Battery Cable. 3 Inspect Distributor Cap -- Distributor Cap Cracked or Burned. 3 Inspect Fuel Filter -- Clogged or Dirty Fuel Filter. 5 Inspect Ignition Coil -- Faulty Ignition Coil. 6 Inspect Wireset -- Worn, Damaged or Faulty Spark Plug Wire(s). 7 Inspect Spark Plug -- Incorrectly Gapped or Fouled Spark Plug(s). 8 Inspect Starter -- Starter Motor Faulty. 9 Inspect Fuel Pump -- Low Fuel Pressure. 10 Inspect Solenoid Switch -- Faulty Starter Solenoid Switch. 11 Inspect Fuel Pump Relay -- Faulty Fuel Pump Relay. 12 Inspect Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator -- Faulty Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator. 13 Inspect Ignition Switch -- Improperly Connected or Faulty Ignition Switch. 14 Inspect Starter Drive -- Faulty Starter Drive. 15 Inspect Fuel Injector -- Dirty or Worn Fuel Injectors. 16 Inspect Fuel Pump Strainer -- Clogged or Dirty Fuel Pump Strainerat. 17 Inspect Engine Control Computer -- Incorrect Operating Information Being Delivered and Sent From The EEC. 18 Inspect Fuel Tank -- Fuel Tank Empty. 19 Inspect Carburetor -- Carburetor Flooded or Faulty Choke. 20 Inspect Distributor -- Worn, Loose, or Incorrectly Installed Distributor.
did u check to see if u were actually gettin fuel..ur filter might b clogged..and did u replace the button along with the cap and rotor..and did u check to make sure u got spark..it might b the coil..they go without any warning
The OBD-1 two digits trouble codes listed 'code-17' as:
This means that the fuel and ignition systems performance are in need of attention.
1.Distributor Cap: remove the 3-bolts holding the distriboutr to its body.
2. Inspect the distributor cap for cracks, and the roror-button is not worn or broken.
3. Inspect the distributor-cap terminals are not corroded or charred. Replace if charred. Clean them out if corroded.
4. Check the distributor-rotor for cracks or corrosion on its tip, and lesser spring tension.
Replace as necessary.
5. Reverse steps 1-4 to re-install distributor cap. Be sure to remove and replace the plug wires from the old distributor-cap to the new distributor-cap one-by-one. If not, the engine would not run.
1. Undo the top clips holding the fuel-filter hose, and undo the lower clips also.
2. Take out the fuel-filter from its mount.
3. Replace the fuel filter as necessary.(please not the way it was mounted) Reverse removal for installation.
Look on passenger side frame rail ahead of the rear wheel in a bracket with a fuel line on each end. Before starting replacement-- be sure to release pressure from fuel lines, by removing fuel pump fuse under hood and running engine to use gas from lines. I then remove fuel lines by moving clamps away from fitting so hose can be pulled loose from old filter while it is still in bracket. On top of mounting is a bolt that holds filter clamp in place . After removing clamp and filter from mounting bracket, loosen filter body clamp and slip oout old filter-- then in with the new filter. Then reverse your steps to install filter. After filter is back in place -- reinstall fuel pump fuse, turn on key for a few seconds for gas to refill lines, then start engine and check your installation to make sure you have no fuel leaks at line connections.
the owner probably rerouted the fuel line because like my 92 chrysler lebaron v6 3.0 the fuel lines keep seeming to come off and the clamps always break. I have replaced the clamps 5 times in a month and replaced filters 2 times in 2 months. The only thing i could think of is that your fuel is being cut off possibly because there is no filter to clean all the junk out. Try putting a fuel filter on and see if that will work