Im going to try my best to give background on my 1990 Loyale MFPI Turbo. Maybe someone can help me out.
The symptoms are intermittent no-start conditions and chugging or no power. This has been going on for about a year. This morning my daughter called me and said she was stuck in an intersection and the car would not start. She also said that the car was intermittently chugging prior to stalling at the intersection. I got her towed back to her house and once again attempted to diagnose the problem.
The car started when i cranked and pumped the pedal for a while. It didn't run very well and gas vapors poured out the exhaust for a while as I gave it a good run. It ran but it was slightly rough and did indeed chug a bit when driven hard. I drove it back to her garage and turned it off. Then after about 10 minutes I tried to start it again but it was no-go. I tested the spark and it appeared to be strong.
The last time it did this I changed the distributor cap and it seemed to work fine. This was a month ago. I replaced the almost new distributor cap with a new one but the car is still in a no-start condition.
Suspecting fuel might be a problem, I removed a fuel line on the downstream side of the fuel filter and when the key was turned on, the fuel had a nice heavy stream. I have not went any further with the fuel diagnosis.
I've replaced the fuel filter, distributor cap, wires, and plugs.
I need some suggestions to go from here. Any would be appreciated.
P.S. What is this? What does it do? And why is it sizzling hot when I try to start the car?
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