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2004 classic stopps. found flooded out spark plugs

What is causing my spark plugs to get gasoline all over them. When they are replaced the car starts up. but eventually stops and won't turn over.

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Check your air filter is ok then look in the engine if you can locate the fuel pressure regulator and make sure that the vacum hose running to the regulator is not damaged in other words there should be no leak at the hose, if the hose is damaged replace it if the hose is ok and replace the fuel pressuere regulator it has a damaged diagphram and is leaking internally causing the plugs to get wet and once the plugs are wet the car wont start.

secondly it could be a ECM that is not controlling the injector drivers causing the engine to flood out .

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Put fuel injector cleaner in it and check your air filter

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