I appreciate it. I checked all the wires, connectors, vacuum lines, basically everything visible and cannot find anything that looks out of place. The plastic connectors are brittle for sure so I've been extremely careful not to break anything there.Make sure you don’t have any broken or severed wires and make sure all wires are tight in the plastic connectors. Every time I’ve disconnected a harness plug in the past 5 years some of the wires literally fall out the plastic connectors. I’ve had to remedy this the best I can and make it a habit to thoroughly clean every single pin, every time I unplug a harness connector. I’ve pretty much covered them all by now and mine starts and runs like new. It has taken a long time, years really and my car has been down weeks and even months at a time.
Patience is key if you are going to be your cars technician, which can be hard when you just want to enjoy the car. It can be maddening!
Seems like your trying to devour all this very quickly almost like taking a mini session college course which has its obvious pros and cons.
Sometimes a sabbatical can help as well. There have been times I’ve brought it to the shop, other times I have grinded it out, other times taken extended breaks and played more golf haha.
I’ve learned you are pretty much forced to learn if you want to own one of these cars cause they are just simply getting old.
Hang in there man!
It's a tough issue for sure, and I'm doing my best. I appreciate everyone who's taken time to try to help me diagnose this. Seems like no one really has any solid theories on what might cause this issue. I can't seem to find anything in old posts on any forums with this exact issue, so it's definitely a head scratcher