Not another no start issue....
Been keeping the 89 over at my parents place, but they got a new car so my car got booted outside, its been under a cover for a week or two now. Ran when i put it outside, now it doesn't. Heres the deal:
First things first i went to start it up today and it had a completely dead battery. 6 Volts, had to have it charged back up, and held a charge just fine. I think this may be a key into the problem im having, just not sure yet.
So after the battery is charged, i hook it up and go to start it, and notice the fuel pump does NOT prime. i disconnected the relay and jumped the connection and the fuel pump works fine. so with the fuel pump running continuously i attempted to start it up. it cranked but would not start...
So far i haven't gone through ANY electrical troubleshooting except i found my EEC ground on the inner fender was loose and tightened that up. still no help, i can hear the EEC relay click on when i turn the key over. also checked the Inertia switch and pressed the dummy button on it. Exactly what does control the priming of the fuel pump? just the EEC itself?
When cranking, my check engine light stays lit. i read somewhere that it points to my distributor being the problem. With it being outside now, i wonder if moisture from the rain we have been having has gotten to the distributor components and toasted them. Still doesn't explain the dead battery.
Took the coil wire off the coil and let it sit on top, saw nor heard any arcing of spark against the coil. what should be my first plan of attack here?
89 Fox Hatch. 5sp conversion, TFS stage 1, TFS track heat, Ford racing GT40X heads, Scorpion 1.6, Pro Products 70MM, Pro M MAF 24#.