im thinking this has a faulty icm (igniter )
Engine Won't Start?
Check Coil & ICM Revised 04/02/08
On models with distributor equipped ignition systems,
the ignition coil and the ICM (ignition control module
[igniter]) by doing this procedure:
NOTE: Wire colors for wires referenced here can
vary between models, so use the appropriate ETM to
Turn the ignition switch ON (II), and watch the
MIL (malfunction indicator lamp).
- If the MIL doesn't come on or stays on, refer to
MIL Basics on this page.
- If the MIL comes on for two seconds and then
goes off, continue with step 2.
Check for battery voltage at the positive wire
going to the coil and at the positive wire going to
- If you have battery voltage, continue with step
- If you don't have battery voltage, check for an
open between the ignition switch, the ICM, and
With a voltmeter connected between the coil
negative wire and ground, record the cranking
Disconnect the negative wire between the coil and
the ICM. Then, connect the voltmeter between the
coil negative wire and ground, and record the
cranking voltage. (This is the same test as step 3,
except the wire to the ICM is
If you get about 8V for step 3, and 10V for step 4,
install a new coil, and retest.
If you get about 10V for steps 3 and 4, install a
new ICM, and retest.