Originally Posted by Fairlane6t9
The MIL light is not blown. There is also a ďCheck TransĒ light that also doesnít illuminate. The RV does run (extremely rough and I suspect the timing is too far out for the computer to adjust as PO replaced the distributor) and it does move.
My Brave doesn't have any light that says "Check Trans". The O/D OFF button on the shift lever has a yellow light that on some models is programmed to flash if there are transmission faults. However on the 94 F-53, these are all disabled.
On the timing, the computer, the PCM doesn't know what the engine timing is. It assumes that the distributor has been correctly set at 10degrees BTDC with the SPOUT plug removed, and makes all it's calculations based on that.