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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You do not have a fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, or other fuel-related issue.
What you have, in fact, is an issue with the fuel injectors. All 4 injectors get constant power, and the ECU provides a pulsed ground circuit (in milliseconds) to energize the injector (the ground completes the circuit, pulls the electromagnet open to let the fuel spray). If the ground circuit is constant, as in your case, you will have the injectors spraying all of the time, as you have described seeing fuel on the tops of the pistons. This can only be caused by these 2 factors: either you have a chafed injector ground wire shorting that wire to a ground on the engine, or a bad ECU.
Posted on Oct 18, 2008
Sounds like the old nikasil problem.Remove all of the spark plugs and squirt oil down each bore,replace plugs and she should fire up.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
The first thing I would do since you think it was flooded is to replace the sparkplugs, sometimes if a spark plug has been washed out with gas you cannot get it completely dried out. After you replace sparkplugs try to start the engine. If the engine starts I would still recommend that you change your oil because of fuel saturation. If your engine fails to start I would suspect that you have a bad crankshaft position sensor as it is known to give problems. The crankshaft position sensor is located on the top of the transmission bell housing on the drivers side.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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i bet the coolant temp sensor is bad,,,when the sensor cracks coolant leaks into and wrecks it and then the coolant leaks thru the sensor and into the harness,,,and this causes the car to dump too much fuel because the computer is seeing a temp that is not real and therefore the air fuel mixture is off and flooding the car,,,typical issue,replace the coolant temp sensor and then harness,,like $75 for both at saturn,,do not by the aftermarket ones,yes the cost less but they are junk and will not work either,,,also i bet if you put the gas pedal to the floor or pump it when this happens i bet the car starts and smokes when it does,,,,saturn redsigned the sensor for this reason,it was plastic and they made it brass so now it can not crack and leak,the aftermarket ones are still plastic junk
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
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