That's the same way I've always done it.
Probably need to check for voltage reaching the coil next. Center wire in the coil plug should be 12v.
Is the coil thats on the engine now the original coil?
I re-read most of this thread, I didn't see the year and model mentioned anywhere.
So all you did was pull the engine to replace seals. Did you put new timing parts on it?
The cam seals were replaced, did you make sure the cam sprockets got put back on the correct sides?
This is a 95 LS wagon. 143k.
No idea on the age of the coil...I'm the third owner (since Oct. 2013) and the last one was definitely not mechanically inclined. They were told/thought the car needed HGs but the problem was really just a bad water pump gasket. The car was running OK after I fixed that and installed a new battery when I got it although the mileage has been pretty bad (about 15 mpg).
Yes, I just pulled to address the separator plate leak (which had built up over time in the typical fashion...the lower crossmember and everything near it had a hefty layer of oil sludge). New timing parts. New spark plugs, new fuel filter.
I will double check the cams, but I made it a point to have the correct one on the driver side for the sensor.
When you say the "center wire in the coil plug" do you mean when I unplug the connection the ignition coil that I check the incoming feed connection for 12v?