Originally Posted by NH Mudder
So, I would like to try to rule out everything besides the cdi before dishing out all the money for a cdi box.
Sounds like a deal to me.
I found a writeup on testing the ignition system that is a pretty good guide. I don't know who did it, maybe someone here. I've posted it at the link below.
If someone looks at it and recognizes the source I'll give an attribution.
Note - I just checked the link and the writup looks like crap on their rendering, but if you download it and open it a text editor it looks fine.
Do you have a manual?
If not there is a wiring diagram here.
It is for a 94, but the 97 is the same.