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Car fails to start but churns like it's flooded.

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First, DO NOT pump the pedal. Hold it to the floor and try to start it for a while. If it is indeed flooded, this should help to clear out the cylinders. Also, check for spark. This is likely to be your problem if the plugs/wires/distributer/ignition coil are old. One of them might have failed. Check them in that order. When you pull the plugs out, check to see if they are wet. If they are not, than it is not flooding and you can be pretty certain that it is indeed a spark issue.

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