My 84 SE decided it was time for more trouble. Here it goes:
I was driving down the road a few weeks ago when it died. Just quit running, almost instantly. I popped it in neutral and started it right back up. Cool, untill it happened again about a 1/2 mile down the road. I pulled over into a gas station to investigate, to which I couldn't find anything obvious broken (mind you it was almost 2 in the morning and my flashlight was my phone). I had it towed back home where the next day I noticed, what I thought was, low fuel pressure. It didn't look like the throttle body was getting much fuel. Note: I never ran a fuel pressure test.
The next couple days I'd go out and fiddle with it (check for broken wires, make sure I hadn't overlooked anything). Low and behold one day she started right up like nothing like ever happened!
Ran fine for 20 minutes before I shut it off. Went to start it again and it ran for a few seconds then just died. Haven't gotten it start since that day
In my procrastination, I let it sit for two weeks before I investigated more. I figured before dropping the tank or anything drastic I would check spark, and.....Nothing! Hmm, seems like I've found my problem. Did my research and started by checking the Ign. coil. I couldn't get a straight reading on that so I went and picked up a new one. Installed it, and nothing again
. No problem, I'll move on to the ICM which I've read is know to go bad. Had it checked at AutoZone today and it tested fine.
Now I'm stuck. Not sure what to check next. Wire's are fairly new, shouldn't have a problem there. The entire engine only has 20K miles since the rebuild. So...Do ICM's ever test fine and still not work? Other things I should look at I haven't thought of??? This one really has me stumped, and all I wanna do is drive her again!