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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like ther might be an intermittent ignition (spark) problem... when the plugs don't fire, they will get wet with fuel...
So check all of the ignition components, make sure there are no loose connections to the coils are plug wires.
It is also possible that there might be a problem in the fuel injection, such as an injector stuck open and continuously feeding fuel to its cylinder (which would show as only ONE plug being wet), or possibly a bad fuel pressure regulator, letting fuel pressure in the injector rail go too high and causing an over-rich mixture and engine flooding (symptomatic of ALL plugs being wet).
Once the engine is "flooded" it is sometimes hard to "clear" the engine with modern injection systems, but try this: Hold the accelerator to steadily to the floor while cranking --- DO NOT PUMP THE PEDAL! --- This will allow the maximum amount of air to mix with the overage of fuel in the cylinders and help the engine to eliminate the excess without also adding too much back in...
If you still can't get it to fire off doing the above, then remove the fuel pump relay or fuse and repeat the above until the engine tries to run.... It will run briefly until it fuel starves and dies. Then replace whichever you removed and try starting again with fuel delivery back in service.
Velma, I would have answered this sooner, but I've been on a "road trip" and only recently got back home. If you still have problems, please post a comment describing as best you can the situation --- you have to be my eye, ears, nose, and hands in this long distance effort! Also let me know why the head gasket blew, if known... Racing or overheating? If this does help, please remember to rate my assistance --- your approval is my ONLY compensation for providing this help!
Posted on Jul 12, 2008
Did he physically check the timing? IE pulled the timing cover off? You need a good scan tool. See if it shows cam and crank sensors, and if they are in sync. If you are infact getting fuel and spark, it should run, but you are not getting one or the other.
Posted on May 30, 2009
ok, here goes, i also have a 305 tbi.. i know it sucks to reach things on them, but you have to know how... i have headers on my bird and that gives them about 2 mm of clearance for the bolts, and i recently replaced the heads and alot of gaskets and such..
The front spark plugs you should be able to reach from the top, but for the back plugs and wires you may have to jack the car up and come from the bottom.. (the only way) .. now on to the timing.. remove the distributor cap and you will notice the rotor bug.. next you will need to remove the number one spark plug..(closest to front driver side of car) now put your finger over the spark plug hole while you have someone crank the engine.. you will be able to feel compression.. when the hole pushes your finger back with air, notice which direction your rotor bug is facing and make a mark.... this approximation will be where to connect the number one plug wire on the distributor.. put the distributor cap back on hook up the number 1 plug wire to the plug and continue clockwise with the firing order... firing order is written on intake just below front of air filter it shoul be like 18436572 or somethin like that.. after you check, your plugs and wires and ensure good connection. you can take a 7/16 end wrench and loosen your distributor.. have someon cranking and holding gas while you slightly turn the distributor back and forth until it sounds good.. be careful don't turn very far it can cause the engine to back fire and without the air filter on the gas will ignite and cause a small fire... (This could be your only problem because if the distributor is moved at all the firing process will become all screwed up)
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
could be many things , but fuel and fire are a good sign. check the ESC, and that you have a full 12vdc in the vehicle, then check that all cyl have fire, poss bad coil pack
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
I would say replace ignition coil, that might me the problem, otherwise it can be the ecu, which might have some electrical problems not allowing the car to stay running. Good luck.
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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