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Sounds like the the battery well is clogged with leaves or other rubbish and check under the brake fluid res too, its a common fault, get it all cleaned out

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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Have a 2004 nissan altima plugs getting wet with gas take them out and dry car starts but same problem after 5 6 hrs won't start again what's the problem


Your engine is flooding with fuel which is why you have wet plugs and why you are having problems starting the car. A flooded engine will not start.

It sounds like a recurring flooding problem rather than a one off and the injectors may be leaking. One way or another too much fuel is being delivered by the injectors.

Get the car into Nissan Service and have them check it over and identify the cause.
Here is some information on the flooding problem prepared by a professional master mechanic.

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Jan 25, 2016 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

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The car is flooding and will not start fouling the plugs replaced coil pack spark plugs and wires also replaced some sensors it still floods and will not start my name is Lawson Cambron


If the engine is flooding the cylinders, you more than likely have a fuel problem, not an electrical problem. You didn't say what kind of car you have or the year, which also matters very much. Are all cylinders flooding or only one? If 1, you have a bad fuel injector, or if it's an older car with a carburetor, the float is sticking inside the carburetor. You may even have a bad fuel pressure regulator. I would imagine the only way it could be electrical is if there's a problem with the computer itself.

Sep 02, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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E.C.U. fuse burn


Can you be more specific on the flood, by the car working all, do you mean that the electronics function? There is a good chance if your car was in fact submerged it is possible the ECU has become wet and is shorting the fuse, you will need to pull the carpet back on the passenger side and possibly the plastic cover, to expose the ECU. Check for moisture anywhere around the ECU or wires going to it. This is a common problem with flooded cars.

Mar 03, 2014 | 1999 Hyundai Accent

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I took my motor out of a 2003 sunfire and installed in a 2004 sunfire, ran good in other car but is flooding mad in the 2004 ,puzzled


Usually a flooding problem is a shorted fuel injector or a leaking fuel pressure regulator. Does it happen if the injectors are unplugged ?

Feb 11, 2014 | 1996 Pontiac Sunfire

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Car keeps flooding


is your car fuel injected or carburetted? if you say flooding i assume you have a carburetor, my only problem is your car is '05 which is usually fuel injected. but let's say it is carburetted, open carburetor and clean, check float valve for debris which prevent it from closing when reservoir is full, flooding occur when this happen. diy or have a mechanic do it for you.

Dec 11, 2013 | 2005 Mazda RX-8

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Fluids out when you try to start


double posted, and fluids? you mean FLOODS.
see previous post,
there are other ways to flood any motor.
one other is (iSC /IAC devices are stuck closed) gummed up.
this cause no starting air, no air means flooding.
I cant see your car, and see if starting with 10% throttle solves the flood, but you can.
also WOT cranking, cuts all fueling and can not flood and will start any flooded engine.
but if this still floods,now, that is bad injectors. leaking.
WOT cuts injection pulses dead, and no fuel flows, cranking.
knowing these facts on EFI makes finding causes easy.

Sep 20, 2013 | 1995 Honda Passport

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How long to wait if pontiac vibe is flooded


Your car is fuel injected. It shouldn't get flooded. (to answer your question, about 1/2 of an hour) Have it looked at, you may have a sensor issue.

Feb 11, 2010 | 2003 Pontiac Vibe

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Experienced recent cold weather. Car will not


It's flooded like you say.
If it's really flooded, you'll have to remove plugs and dry them off.
Install them.
Now when you crank engine, hold gas pedal to floor.
That will stop gas from spraying into engine.
You need to get the gas out of the engine for it to start.
Crank for 20-30 seconds with pedal to floor. Do this 3 times waiting 2-3 minutes inbetween cranks.
The starter needs to cool down.
Then after that start normally and see if it will start.
Remember if it will not start after 2 attempts, then the possiblity of it flooding is there and you'll have to clear out the gas by holding the pedal to the floor again.

Jan 15, 2010 | 1993 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight

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Can you flood a fuel injested car by tring to start it for a lon time with a dead battery.


Yes, if the key is on, and there is enough power to turn on the fuel pump, you can flood the car.

Nov 27, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Blazer

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Car flooding


Car won't flood because of the TPS. But it will if the "fuel pressure regulator" is out of range (vacuum line is off?). The TPS is part of the throttle body.

May 15, 2008 | 1988 Oldsmobile Calais

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