Hi again. I received a notice about your new question; but all I was able to see was the title, because that question has been deleted. You see; they are very strict here about not allowing responses to be posted as a new topic. All responses and feedback from you or anyone else to your original question must only be posted in this thread (by clicking the "answer this question" button at the bottom of the discussion). You can post more information here even after a question has been marked "closed."
So all I know about your response is that the timing belt was changed about 10,000 miles ago, the car has 170,000 total miles on it, and the distributor you got was a second hand unit. But I don't know what you were asking. I would guess you're writing because the distributor rotor does spin when the starter runs; but that is not something which can be assumed just because it has only run for 10,000 miles. So I need to know whether you removed the cap and checked to see if the rotor spins. If you didn't check it; please do so. Please also tell me exactly how you checked for sparks from the distributor. I also need to know whether you own or have access to a voltmeter, and whether it also has current measuring capability (with a 10 amp scale). Thank you.