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92 Loyale issue....?


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#1 iteamsubaru

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:30 AM

Ok so I have a 1992 Loyale non turbo with the 5spd. She has 389k and some change on her. Today I was going down the freeway and she died on me. Opened the hood everything looked fine. I pulled the fuel filter and had plenty of fuel. threw some starting fluid down here still nothing. Pulled the cap and there was what I thought was all my problems! There was a screw laying in the bottom of the distributor and the rotor was just spinning there... So I put the screw back in and cap back on and all and turned the key and she fired right up! Then died 3 seconds later... She will start right up every time I turn the key and then dies right after.... I was thinking maybe a clogged fuel line or something between the filter and the throttle body... Should I be able to blow air through that line or not? Any advice on this matter would be very greatly appreciated! Thank you guys very much! I hope your help get her back on the road so I can get her to 400K+:confused:

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:49 AM

For the three seconds its running, is the CEL on?

Sounds like though you have a vacuum leak. Did you unplug any hoses or knock any loose? I know my SPFI would run for a couple seconds then die when I forgot to hook the IAC hose back up :grin:

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:15 AM

yea, my car today was doing a simliar thing, starting and then just stalling, i nocked one of the Cam case breather hoses off, lol. so check all the vacuum hoses and PCV hoses.

#4 iteamsubaru

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:41 AM

Ill look over all of my vacume lines tomorrow and let you guys know! I was dinking around a lot so i very well could of bumped one off!
What is the CEL?
Thanks for the advice guys!

#5 NorthWet

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 05:27 AM

...What is the CEL?...

"CHECK ENGINE" light on the dashboard. It means that the engine control unit (ECU) detected an error.

#6 Subaru_dude

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 07:27 AM

400,000 miles and he's never seen a CEL. Are you sure it's a Subaru? lol

#7 iteamsubaru

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:39 PM

I have a check engine light? lol
I have never seen it! Its not on when the car is running. Maybe my check engine light bulb is burnt out.. lol This car has not been treated good. I change the oil on it every 10k most the time. All I have ever done to it is chance the timing belts and some gaskets while I was in there. First time ever on a tow truck in its life was yesterday! The car is truely AMASING! Ill let you guys know what I find as far vacume lines!

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:45 PM

You should see the CEL when you turn the key to on, but don't start. Its one of the lights below the gauge cluster.

#9 iteamsubaru

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 03:56 PM

Dont think I have ever seen it......:confused:

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Posted 01 December 2006 - 04:18 PM

COUld be how it got to 400,000 on a turbo motor, the CEL is burned out :)

Check for vaccum hoses, and check the ignitor and distrubotor. At that mileage, either one can be way over due for replacement. the ignitor can drive you batty.


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