hi. it turns out that the battery was at fault. For some reason the battery terminal was broken i think. My van uses the side post version that you screw in, not the top post type. when i screwed i the terminals nothing happened. Then i took the battery out of my car and i screwed them in, and it worked. so i guess the vans battery terminal must be cracked or something, but for some reason the volt meter reads 12.6, even with the cables screwed in. wierd.
any way i got it to crank, but it wont fire. im guessing its timing, because its getting spark, and its getting fuel, at least to the manifolds. It has a pressure testing thing right next to the manifold where the gas lines are. when i pushed it gas sprayed out. it wont try to fire at all. i checked the computer error codes, and it was all fine. i guess i put the distributor in wrong or something. Even if it is in wrong, wouldnt it at least try to fire, or at least backfire?
When im cranking it, i can smell gas. Its not leaking or anything. any ideas?
i hope i can get this darn thing runnin. today i had a hard time getting my only running car to start. my only running car not counting my busted up 454. Everything keeps going wrong with this piece of junk van.