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Hi have you changed the ignition module yet ? Or the magnetic pickup in the bottom of the distributor?
Sounds to me like the magnetic pickup is not working.that is like the cam shafts sensor it tells the computer where the #1 cylinder is to fire the injectors.
The easiest thing I can recommend doing is replacing the distributor with a reman from the parts store they have a new magnetic pickup that come with them. And normally there around 60.00 or so.It is very hard to change the mag pickup and normally the stator ends up getting ruined .so it's normally cost effective to change whole distributor.
Yes normally you will have to.u can make a mark with a paint pen on the intake and the side of the distributor before you pull it .than transfer that mark to new one.that will help with it being in time better but you still need to make sure it's on 1 tdc.when u pull number one on tdc make sure rotor in distributor is pointing to the number 1 spot on the cap.to make sure it's not 180deg out..