Hey Nelson. Thanks for the reply. I spent a LARGE amount of time on the Net today, Googling things I never thought to Google. I wrote down two memo pages of notes... things to check when I got home.
, first- according to many different forums, especially Cherokeeforum, the CPS is the primary culprit in no spark at the coil. I have power in, but no sparky out. I was thinking I never plugged in the CPS, so I couldn't wait to get home. Once home, I discovered I did, indeed, plug it up. bummer. So I started reading my list of notes. I plugged in my O2 sensor (which was unplugged), I made sure I had power to my ballast resistor relay (not related to spark, buuuut) , and I checked my grounds. Now, I can't say for sure WHICH correction it was, but I'll bet dollars to doughnuts it was the fact I had never connected ANY of the three grounds for the ECM! Now I have spark! I am so friggin excited!!!!!
Ballast Resistor Bypass Relay
, second- again, several of the forums I tapped into mentioned you could bypass the ballast resistor altogether, just as you have done. Virtually all of them state that it is only there to slow down your fuel pump speed, thus making it quieter. I don't know if it is a good idea to have your pump turning at full speed (in theory), but I dont know that it matters. I'm going to leave ours in place until it creates a problem. For now, it is working. I'm guessing... is the picture the ballast resistor bypass relay? It is connected directly to it, so it must be??
Fuel Pump Power Wire
, third- I don't know where to get power for the fuel pump! I *thought* there would be a wire hanging out there that went to the fuel pump, from the PDC. But there ain't! Should I just rig it to a crank/run wire out of the bulkhead connector? Should I attach a separate relay for it?
edit* The label in the picture was for a previous post. You can disregard that!