woody, It does sound like a loose connection somewhere sorry the coil did not help. Kinda weird that messing with the wires and she would start again. the rpm sensor will cause the engine to die/not start but, I hope it is not that cause that is not easy to fix. It is the upper plug going into the ezl. Check to see if it is loose or damaged near the ezl. It runs into the tranny as the pickup is of the fly wheel. Not sure if there is a better way to check it. anyone?
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