1993 Loyale Turns Over, Won't Start

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by sjillson14, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. sjillson14

    sjillson14 Guest

    Hi Everyone

    I have a 1993 Loyale 5-speed with 180,000. While in 5th gear I started loosing power, so I started to down shift to 4th and 3rd and so on. Finally their was no more power and had to get it towed. Any help would be aprreciated

    Thank yo
    sjillson14, Jun 9, 2006
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  2. Is the clutch worn out?

    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Jun 9, 2006
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  3. Hi,

    We might need more info on what was happening as you "lost power." I
    assume this happened w/o all the red lights going on as the engine
    immediately quit? (Symptomatic of t-belt breaking.) My '90 Loyale
    suffered a similar fate (at twice the miles on yours!) but it was
    accompanied by a huge cloud of white smoke the last few hundred yards it
    took to get pulled off the road. No. 3 cylinder's gone--ZERO
    compression--haven't done a post-mortem to see why. Hope your problem's
    not as serious.

    Have you checked all the electrical connections and made sure you'ge got
    spark? Pulled the plugs to make sure they're not too fouled to fire? Do
    you have access to a timing light to make sure the distributor mounting
    bolts didn't come loose or something else happened to shift timing? Have
    you removed the distributor cap to make sure the rotor and cap are still
    "there" w/o loss of the carbon contact in the center of the cap or other
    damage? Checked fuel output to ensure your pump's still working, fuel
    filter isn't clogged, etc.? Checked all the vacuum and PCV hoses to make
    sure something didn't "jump off" its connector? Do you have access to a
    compression tester to see if all the cylinders are still working
    properly? There are LOTS of possibilities. You'll want to work thru the
    simple and obvious first (must have fuel, spark, and both at the right
    time--"timing"--before worrying about anything else), then get into the
    more exotic.

    Good luck!

    Thank you
    Rick Courtright, Jun 10, 2006
  4. sjillson14

    Joe Kultgen Guest

    Sounds a lot like my old GL when it lost a timing belt. Take off the
    distributor cap and watch the rotor while you crank it. If it doesn't turn
    you've probably lost the timing belt.

    If it does turn and you're getting spark dump a little fuel into the
    throttle body, (no more than a half ounce or so), then crank while holding
    the accelerator all the way to the floor. If it comes close to starting or
    runs briefly you know it's a fuel delivery problem. Check fuel pump fuse,
    fuel pump relay, fuel pump.

    Did the oil pressure light come on before you lost power? The fuel pump
    relay is supposed to shut off the fuel pump if you lose oil pressure.

    Check a few things and post what you find out.
    Joe Kultgen, Jun 10, 2006
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