My Samurai died on the trail and apparently does not want to be recessitated. I have checked the timing belt...it is in tact and the cam appears to still be in time. I have swapped distributors and computers with another 88.5 samurai. I have replaced cap, rotor, plug wires, and plugs. I have moved timing all over the place....the best that it wants to do is pop in the exhaust.
Coming in late here-- it takes two things to make the engine run: spark & fuel. You are SURE you're getting enough fuel= checked filter?
If you are certain it's electrical, perhaps the coil or ground at the distrubutor?
Yep, it runs now. The spring from the tensioner broke and fell down between the timing belt and the crank gear....alowing the cam to jump time by a couple of teeth. To everyone that replied, thanks for the advice.