While trying to diagnose my no spark problem, I ran across some other problems.
I'm pretty sure this is the backup sensing switch, but other than a location, my chilton manual doesn't say anything about it. I'm assuming those two wires hanging below it go to it, but someone attached speaker wire to them and there are no connectors. Should there be a plug connector or is there some other connector to attach them? The reverse lights haven't worked since I got the truck.
I noticed this one before but my truck was running at the time and I didn't want to mess anything up. I can't find anything about it in the manual, but I'm guessing it's a ground. It's orange, comes from the bundle of wires that runs along the passenger side of the intake manifold. Is there somewhere specific it goes? I can't see any bolt to attach it to that doesn't require some tension to keep it in place. Grounding this didn't fix the no spark problem.
I thought I saw the connector side of this before, also when it was running. But I just found the fusible link side. Any idea what this goes to or what I replace it with?
For the no spark problem, I'm pretty sure it's the dist. New ignition switch, tfi, correct voltage to the tfi, current from the coil to the dist. But I've never dealt with a dist. before and haven't had a lot of time to spend on it. So, I'll likely tear into that next week when I'm not so busy.