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Is this the 2.3, 3.0 or 4.0?
ok, how much voltage do you have at the positive side of the ignition coil, red/light green wire and the distributor same color wire with the key on both run and start?
For reference, here is the wiring diagram.
Where are you checking for spark at, the end of a spark plug wire or at the end of the coil wire? If a spark plug wire, check again at the end of the coil wire.
Also, if you have a tachometer, see if it registers a cranking rpm or not, that way we know if the ignition primary circuit is working or not.
If you have no spark, ignore the fuel system and the inertia switch for right now, cause it has no affect on the ignition system.
The inertia switch just cuts off the fuel pump, in case there is an accident so fuel won't still be pumping and maybe cause a fire.
Now back to the ignition and no spark, we have to confirm that the primary ignition circuit is ok, so a voltmeter or 12 volt test light should work. Hook either to the negative side of the coil primary wire, then crank the engine over and the voltmeter should fluctuate if the primary circuit is working, opening and closing the coil primary, or if using a 12 volt test light the test light should flicker. Let me know if either do.
Ok, at this point it is going to be tuff, why don't I just give you a troubleshooting procedure and have you follow it and then if you get stuck, let me know or get done and it's fixed, great. now, let me find a procedure, hold on.
YOU never tested the stator yet?
It took awhile but I found a test for that stator,
90% of 11.5 volts is 10.35 volts.
replace the stator and try again.
Where is it located? it should be inside the distributor, that is what you were just testing, but I do see you replaced the distributor.
I have to ask, how exactly are you testing for spark?
ok, is this a brand new distributor that you installed?
No, I think you should replace the stator.
Actually camshaft position sensor but whatever the name, yes it's in the distributor.
I found some additional tests,
Did you perform and of those additional tests or replace that stator yet?