It is possible the coil is arcing when moisture builds up on the surface of the coil body near the tower where the coil wire plugs in. on dry days no problem but with a little moisture on the surface of a surface that has oil or surface/material degragation the path presents enough conductivity to allow high voltage arcing. Just spray a light mist of water on the coil surface and it should happen. good luck
try to get a new ignition rotor
replace wire from coil to distributor or inertia switch lower side panel under glove box.
check and see if u have a hole in your muffler
Even though you replaced the coil, it may be bad. You should test that first. If the coil is okay, it could be that the ignition wires need to be replaced.
Bad Ignition Module in Distributor.
the cam position sensor and ignition coil are inside the distributor. the crank position sensor is located on the bottom front of the engine, behind the belts on the left side.
I once replaced the distributor and worked to clean the battery posts and all sorts of stuff before finally realizing it was a blown ignition fuse. Van would turn over but not start. replaced the 35 cent fuse and I was on my way..
Yes, a loose distributor can rotate so that the ignition timing for the engine is lost.
The most common failure associated with those symptoms is the Crankshaft Position Sensor.
try a new ignition coil
replace module, rotor button and dist. cap
no.... check the fuel injectors, and the distributor set (or coil packs)
Recently had same experience with my dodge and escort. in the escort it was the distributor and the dodge was the brainAnswerCheck your ignition module in your distributor that is a good place to start.
From Ignition switch run/start position terminal.
timing belt probley comon thing
the wires from the ignition switch need to be replaced.
try to change the ignition coil.
There is no ignition module in a '84 laser. They have a coil and distributor unless it has been modified. If you don't get a spark across the points in the distributor when you try to start the engine you probably need a new coil.
I know this seems obvious but you didn' mention checking the ignition switch. Possibly the start contacts are ok but the run contacts are open. This will result in the symptoms you mention.
It is a non serviceable part of the distributor. The distributor will need replaced if the cam sensor has failed.
Check the ignition switch. Mine has a worn ignition switch so there were no power going to the pump. Good luck!
its not your ignition its your crankshaft sensor that's the same problem i had.
Is it a brand new distributor ? If not then replace the module and pick-up coil in the distributor that you have.
Replace the ECU.
check your distributor ignition module and go test it...