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Pull the distributor cap and make sure the rotor is turning as you crank the engine. If it isn't then the timing belt is broken or the bolt has come out of the rotor.
Since you don't have injector pulse or spark it does indicate an issue with the cam sensor which is part of the distributor. The distributor not turning would not produce any signal from the cam sensor and cause this issue.
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Do you have any stored codes in the computer?
Do you have a compression gauge so you can check the compression and make sure the belt didn't just jump time?
Also, how did you make sure you were at #1 TDC compression stroke before installing the distributors?
If the cam sensor was a problem then it should store a code for that once you recharged the battery and cranked the engine.
Are you 100% sure you are on the compression stroke?
Ok, do you have a volt meter so you can check this new distributor and the wiring?
Ok, before we chase the distributor and cam sensor wiring, check the start fuse in the fuse box inside the truck. This is the small 7.5 amp fuse. Fuse #7. If it's blown the computer won't kick on the spark or the fuel injector pulse.
Please let me know.
Ok, ignition switch on or in the start position do you have power on the black/white wire at the distributor or not?
Ok, we have power going into the distributor.
You should also see a black/red stripped wire, need to check that for countinuity to ground. Please check and let me know.
Check the black/pink stripped wire voltage with the key on at the 6 pin connector at the distributor.
Let me know.
I think we need to take a step back and do this.
Take the cap off the distributor and rotate the engine until the rotor is pointing at #1
Then, from the top, look and make sure the timing pointer is actually pointed at the grooves on the harmonic balancer.
If it isn't, then you need to pull the distributor and rotate the engine 180 degrees until your hash marks are up top and the pointer is pointed at them. Then, drop the distributor back in so your pointing at #1 again.
You have everything you need in terms of power going to the distributor,and it seems unlikely you would get 2 distributors that aren't any good. Possible yes, likely however not so much.
Try this and let me know.
Thought I would check and see if you did what I suggested and if it helped or not?
To be clear, the distributor was in fact 180 off but you still don't have any spark?You have all the power to the distributor so a lack of spark would have to be a problem with the distributor at this point. OR the computer. Are you getting the check engine light when you turn the key on?
Start signal should only have power when the key is in the start position.
So the check engine light isn't coming on when you turn the key on?
Ok, can you check the fuses in the fuse box for power with the ignition switch in the run position please?Want to make sure there is power on these.
Make sure there is power on these, not just that they are good.
I am sending a diagram of the inside fuse box and highlighted the ones to check
#7 should only see power when you are in the start position. That's our start signal fuse. If it's not getting power when the key is in the start position and the engine is cranking, it could be the problem. Can you double check it please?
That is directly the opposite of what you said in the post just before this one?
Am I wrong here is that not what you are saying?
When I take test like ground to frame in touch probe to each side of fuse then the light comes on. On the number 7 views the only time the light comes on is when you turn switch on and turn switch off and that is very near the off position
Ok, well things are still pointing to the distributor here.
I am going to open this up to the other experts and see what they can do.
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Sorry I am not able to help with this.
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If you remove the distributor cap and turn the engine over does the distributor rotor turn?
Where did you buy these distributors and have you done a timing belt on this car lately?
How many miles are on this vehicle?
Do you have any current codes not?
Also I can say Rock Auto your getting the cheapest electrical parts. They never work right. Had a question 2 weeks ago where a customer tried 2 distributors also. Told him to get it from the dealer. That got him going.
You really are going to need to most likely start with a Distributor from the dealer for you issue.
Please let me know what codes you had before you replaced the distributor and if you have any current codes?