why are my spark plugs getting soaked with gas

Ray Richmond
125

Asked by Nov 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM about the 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

roll over engine and will not start, pull plugs and they are dripping with gas, after a few, engine not even fire

19 Answers

premier123
255

take spark plug try to start let then out after 5 to 6 hours clean then and try again

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Ray Richmond
125

tried that, got soaked right away

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premier123
255

tell me what kind of car you have . injector or carburator

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Ray Richmond
125

94 cavalier z24 3.1 injectors

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John Saffrahn
26,275

do you have any spark? You said engine not even fire.

Ray Richmond
125

I have spark, fires but will not start, after awhile it quits foreign, that's when spill the plugs and they dripping with gas

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John Saffrahn
26,275

Once everything dries put it back together and try starting it with the throttle position sensor unplugged. You may have to use some starting fluid.

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Ray Richmond
125

I will have to try that

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Ray Richmond
125

sprayed starting fluid and still wouldn't start, almost, but no

hbrigiii
65

Have it towed to your local Chevrolet dealer. You have already wasted more time and money than they would have charged you.

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Ray Richmond
125

I've spent no money on it yet, I live in williston nd, at least a 3 week wait and very inflated priceing

John Saffrahn
26,275

What is the fuel pressure and does it drop while cranking? Disconnect the fuel pump relay and try the starter fluid again.

John Saffrahn
26,275

Just for shits and giggles and to satisfy my own curiosity. Before you do anything else, with the car put together, pull the vacuum hose off the fuel pressure regulator and turn the key on. I had a friend with a 96 olds whose fuel pressure regulator had a rupture in the diaphragm and it was pulouring fuel into the intake. If yours is ruptured badly enough it will act as an open tube from the fuel pump and as soon as you turn the key on the engine will flood with gas.

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jjworsham
30

I have a 2000 Dodge DurangoI have replace all the injectors the brain and still miss fires and its putting gas in the spark plugs does anyone have any ideas what I could try

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John Saffrahn
26,275

Find out which cylinder is misfiring then check for spark on that or those cylinders. Check fuel pressure with KOEO and write down on here exactly what it does, build and hold, build and drop off, what are the pressures.

jjworsham
30

1234 are not firing and the pressure is 45 50

jjworsham
30

It acts like it wants to die it holds

John Saffrahn
26,275

1234 getting spark? If not swap the coils and see if that changes which cylinders are missing, after that check compression, a snapped cam or snapped crank are possibilities.

John Saffrahn
26,275

As long as the accessories like the alternator and stuff are spinning the crankshaft isn't broken.

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