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How much work is involved in cleaning the fuel injectors on a 1997 Bonneville?

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You can buy cans that you put into the gas tank when you fill up(one can each fill up)but this take along time to do its job if it can,the only real way to clean injectors is with a fuel injection cleaning machine that also cleans the fuel rail were some dirt gets caught.these machines connect to the fuel rail and pressurize the system while the car is running in a bay for about 20-30minutes and works the best.of course this is done at a repair shop as this type of cleaning is expensive to buy the machine for an individual to use may be twice.the injectors could also be so plugged with dirt you may have to replace the injectors.

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