Have a Car Question? Ask a Mechanic Online.
Hi,My name is Tim,
I will do my best to assist you
the first thing you need to do here
is to tell me how and when this problem began
engine just quit on highway no spark or fuel
remove the distributer cap and turn the engine
see if the rotor turns with the engine
then the timing belt is turning the cam
the next thing would be the distributer itself
what about fuel
do you have the 1.3 or 1.6?
the injectors will not spray fuelif the computer doesnt know the engine is turning
i think you may have a bad distributer here
i can give you some tests
allot of these ecm[computers] would burn out in these
and is a possibility
but,,i think it is the distributer if the timing belt is broken
When performing this test procedure, ensure work area is well ventilated, never ground coil wire near any fuel system component, and never touch the coil wire while using metal objects such as a screwdriver. 1. Remove distributor cap and rotor. 2. Disconnect coil wire from the distributor cap, then ground coil wire to the engine. 3. Ensure signal rotor teeth are off the generator pickup coil. 4. Connect a suitable voltmeter between ignition coil negative cable and engine ground to check for battery voltage. 5. Repeatedly insert and remove a flathead screwdriver between the generator pickup coil and signal rotor. Voltage reading should fluctuate, between .5--1 volt, with the screwdriver inserted. 6. If voltage does not fluctuate as specified in step 5, replace the generator assembly.
check the igniter
If you are satisfied with my answer,Please Rate my answer by clicking the rating button so I can get credit for my work..I'm not always going to be giving you good news, so please don't let this stand in the way of you accepting my answer. .it does not cost you more money and we will still be able to communicate, ,.please understand, i can not see, hear or touch the vehicle and only know what you tell me. Bonuses and positive feedback are appreciated.. if you are not satisfied with my answer, please do not leave bad feed back ,i will gladly opt out and let another expert handle the question. .if i have sent any diagrams, ,please print them. .sometimes you may need to right click the image [,then save picture as]to save it to your computer so you can open it with your picture program...Please ask if you need more help