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Engine is flooding with gas when started cold!!

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Check the fuel pressure regulator.

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Will not start when engine is warm sounds like it is flooded cold engine OK


Bad coolant temp sensor--makes ECU think engine is still cold so sends too long injector pulse flooding engine. Very common, and easy fix.

Apr 02, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Most likely is the temperature sending unit/sensor. Nobody ever thinks about how it works. When engine is started, and cold, the temp sensor tells the computer to put the engine into cold start mode, putting more fuel into the engine and to a bit higher idle. Once it warms up to operating temp, said sensor tells the computer to turn off cold start mode and it stops dumping excess fuel in. If the sensor puts it in cold start mode, malfunctions and doesn't take it off cold start mode, it's still dumping excess fuel in and flooding the engine. Sometimes a re-start will reset the computer, but not always. Makes sense now, doesn't it. Find the temp sensor and replace it like you did all the others.

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My car starts fine when engine is warm. I turn it off then try starting it again. then starts up and shuts back off. does it like 3 times in a row. then I wait a few minutes then it starts up when I push...


stalls, are complex
if the engine is good (compression at spec)
it this list.
1: lost electric power to EFI system or spark.
2: bad fuel.
3: bad spark.
4: bad fueling. (too much or too little.
5: EGR stuck open
6: ISC dead. or IAC dead. (idle air valves failing cold)

there are tests for each.
cold start failure only ! all else good, engine tuneup done?
1: ECT fibbing like oh'bummer. (signals water temps of alaska in Panama? "floods, and your right foot helps./..........
2: IAC (cold start fast idle air valve bad) same for right foot....
3: check engine light on running? is it?

ECT can cause gross over fueling.
the IAC dead will cause gross under AIR which in fact causes flooding (less air plus same fuel = flood)
bad fuel.


Oct 12, 2013 | 1999 Honda Accord

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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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03 Honda Accord EX will occasionally flood on a cold morning; ~17 F etc. After it has warmed up and all other times it starts OK. This does not happen often but I am concerned that it will leave my wife...


When it's very cold and the car will start right away, the most common thing that happens is the engine will flood. When you turn the key to start, the gas is sprayed into the engine. It does not know that the car didn't start and will continue to spray gas as long as the key it turned to start. That is why you should not crank for longer than 20-30 seconds at a time.
Then if it will not start, hold your gas pedal all the way to the floor, and the gas spray is stopped, so that the extra gas can be expelled. You can now try to start agian normally.

Jan 11, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

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454 ci gm turns over hard backfires timing ok acts flooded


Check fuel pressure, and regulator. A leaking regulator gives a warm engine more fuel [ it does not like it] a cold motor does. same as a flooded motor. Good luck

Mar 17, 2009 | 1999 GMC Suburban

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2002 odyssey injectors flooding


The owner's manual offers these tips on starting in cold weather. First, do not touch the gas pedal and crank the engine for no longer than 15 seconds. If no start, hold the gas pedal halfway down and crank for no longer than 15 seconds. If no start, hold gas pedal all the way down and crank for 15 seconds. If no start, hold gas pedal halfway down and crank for 15 seconds. During any one of the start attempts with the gas pedal part/all the way down, if the engine should start, slowly release the pedal so the engine will not race. Remember that fuel does not atomize as easily in cold weather and can be a problem.

Mar 02, 2009 | 2006 Honda Odyssey

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97 nissan sentra will not start


was it very cold if so the engine could flooded .The gas will wash the oil of the cylinder walls if flooded. try holding gas peddle to the floor wile trying to start.this cuts the fuel of to the engine.or your timing chain stretches hope this helps

Jan 27, 2009 | 1997 Nissan Sentra

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