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97 FLOODS AND WONT START WHEN COLD OUTSIDE-STRONG FUEL SMELL-SPARK PLUGS WET

1997 Chrysler LHS • 185,000 miles

When the outside temperature is below 35 degrees(approx.) And is wet/damp car cranks-sputters once or twice and then just cranks-get a strong fuel smell-pull plugs and they are soaked with fuel-something seems to make car spray too much gas into cylinders. Spark looks good but have nothing to measure voltage-get no trouble codes on scan tool. Have no problem during the rest of the year with it starting. I have a repair manual but can find no trouble shooting for this problem. Can you help me?
Dave
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Dafife5909
January 14, 2012.



Once plugs are fouled, you may need to replace? Use a gage and check for correct fuel pressure. Also, check that the pressure doesn't drop like a rock, with everything off. With some makes and models, I've seen the coolant temp sensor cause engine to flood.

JDL
Jan 14, 2012.