Okay, it started like this. A couple of months ago, I drove my 2.5l jeep Rio Grande up my driveway. It had a slight knock, so I decided I'd yank the engine and do a rebuild, yay!! I got everything unhooked, ready for my redneck motor puller but then I hurt my back and work halted. Last week, I got a replacement 2.5l engine for $200... couldn't pass that up! My back is in better shape now, so I pulled the engine (still going to rebuild it), dropped in the temporary one and after a FULL DAY AND A HALF getting everything reconnected (the wiring is a birds nest under the hood), I hop in and wind it over. Well it winds over! Doesn't start though
It's not the fuel, it's not the compression so I narrowed it to the spark... here's my problem... the last time I was "allowed" to work on a car was like 20 years ago when a coil, on the low side, had 2 wires and the distributor had one. Well this new fangled coil has 2 wires but the distributor has THREE!? What's up with that? How am I supposed to know which coil wire to run to the battery to hotwire it when there isn't only 1 other to go to the dizzy? I have a repair manual but I can't even find a distributor shown on it, much less than 3 wires to one... Is there a better way to hotwire a jeep so I can at least hear it run?