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Car will start but seems to be running rich and will flood itself

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Is the intake boot cracked?is the coolant temp sensor grounded?

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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SOURCE: 1997 Camaro Z28. The car

Is it Tuned Port or Throttle Body Injected????

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SOURCE: 1997 Camaro, Z28 Car is running rich, flooding out and fouling

Depending on how many miles are on the car, I would bet you have a stuck or failed fuel injector, or multiple injectors that are leaking. Check EBAY, there are usually lots on there for sale used. They are very easy to change.

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SOURCE: engine misfire code multiple cylinders, starts

There are quite a few things that can cause this.
Check your fuel pressure to start. 55 psi key on is good.
Also make sure it dosen't fall back down should hold at that psi with out engine running.
Aslo the intake's like to leak air around the gaskits which will cause a miss fire.
Aslo the mass air flow.

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