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1990 300 zx starts fine though sometimes rich. Won't restart when driven and turned off. Replaced fuel regulator/fuel damper/plugs & iar filter.Getting fuel & spark.If I restrict(crimp) fuel line car restarts and will run rough and rich for a few minutes. Noticed rpm's @ 1100-1300 when in park. HELP

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Sounds like you have a problem with the coolant temp sensor, could be sensor or wiring. The coolant temp sensor tells the computer how warm the engine is so that it know how to adjust the mixture, a cooler engine needs more fuel. If the sensor or wiring is messed up, the computer gets a signal that the engine is very cold and the computer gives full rich to the injectors.

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