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Loyale won’t run

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So I bought a 92 Loyale 4WD wagon. With 278k miles for $700. Awesome right? Anyway, it had a small misfire so I got excited and replaced the distributor cap, rotor, wires, plugs, ignition coil, and a new fuel filter. Annnnnd nothing. It turns over but won’t start. So I did some tinkering with the spark plug wires and got it to start but only every once and a while will it start. And that’s with a lot of effort. And it’ll only stay running if I hold the gas down a little bit. Every once and a while it’ll idle on its own but the second I hit the gas and let go it dies. I used a test light and I’m getting spark from all ports on the cap. Any answers would be greatly appreciated!!!

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I don't know but thinking 2 types of rotors. One type requires a set screw. May want to check the rotor.   Just remembered the coil bracket must have a good ground contact. 

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Any trouble codes?

I would check fuel pressure.and  for unmetered air/vacuum leaks.

Look for cracks in the large hose between the MAF and the throttle body.

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The coolant temperature sensor can cause trouble with cold starts.  And running.  If it doesn't report the engine temp.   correctly,  the ecu won't deliver the proper amount of fuel.  Worth testing that.  2 wire sensor on the housing the thermostat is in.

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+1 to DaveT's CTS recommendation. Check the impedance with an ohm meter... Haynes says it should be 2-3k ohm at 68f, going down as temperature goes up. If its reading meg ohms, as mine was, then its definitely bad. Do you have check engine light? Codes? There's an alternate Bosh part that you can solder in for much less than OEM part, can confirm it works. Good luck! 

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