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When i try to start my 88 k5 blazer i have to hold the gas tothe floor and when it starts finally it smells like gas very badly and i have to keep the rpms up or it will flood again what causes this

If it finally does idle when I try to hit the gas it stalls out could this just need new plugs wires cap and rotor

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Doubt it.
Sounds more like a leaking injector or fuel pressure regulator.

Posted on Feb 15, 2014


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SOURCE: hard to start and smell gas

have 1994 4.3 cpi and the problem I had sounds same.
It was a leaky pressure line in pletium . easy fix $45.00 part $15.00 gasket.
the leak was caused from the fuel lines rubbing together in pletium.
take the vortec cover off ,then remove air regulator in middle and look inside . I turned on power to key and gas spray came from drivers side of pletium looking in hole.fuel line side. if gas spray on passanger side then gas regulator faulty. takes 5 min to check
After fixing truck runs runs great. no more gas smell in cab.
also you can smell oil for gas

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SOURCE: no fuel no spark 1990 k5 blazer 350

Take off the distributor cap. Check the star wheel that is splined to the distributor shaft that the pick-up coil uses. Make sure this wheel is not loose on the distributor shaft. It is right above the pick-up. If it is loose, replace the distributor. This is a common problem. If it needs one, all the part stores stock the distributor.

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SOURCE: 96 s10 misfire, has new plugs, new distributor

Check the injectors. They are really bad about leaking on the 4.3's.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 94 s10 blazer 4.3 vortec,idles pretty good when

check your idle sensor. or it can be the sensor thats hooked up on your catconverter. or a pluged cat conveter

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SOURCE: 2002 Impala LS 3.8 engine

it sounds like the timing chain jumped or is worn out.

Posted on Dec 13, 2010

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