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2003 Ford Explorer struggles to stay started and smells of rich gas. It has a new MAP sensor as of 6 months ago.HELP!

My Son turned into the driveway and it stalled. It struggled to start back. It smelled as if it was flooded. I drove it some but had to have foot on brake and gas to keep it running. I just had a new MAP sensor put on about 8 months ago...PLEASE HELP!

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On the return line going back to the fuel tank,,,there is a blockage in the line,it is not returning to the tank,,check for a pinched line,the fuel pressure regulator is trying to return the fuel that is not being used,but it can not because of the restriction,now think,if the vehicle had had service,on a jack,or lift,before all this happened,and might have crushed a fuel line,either way,this has got to be the problem,the fuel can not return to the fuel tank,and the fuel pressure is forcing it threw the injectors,cause it has no where else to go,if this was AT ALL HELPFUL,PLEASE RATE,THANK YOU.

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