1994 Mazda MX3

Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Mazda MX3 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 23 k miles

i have had the spark plugs, distributior cap, fuel relay, all changed but it would not turn over. I tested the spark plugs and I can hear the fuel pump turnin on, I can also smell gas. Its been fluddin wen I try to start it. The oil smells like gas from flooding. The problem started when it got really cold. It would run but when the rpms got up it sputtered. Then another cold night it just wouldnt start. Can it be out of time? Or is it some sensor I dont know about?
im confused. Please help. Oh yeah when it was running and sputterin I can hear a poppin noise from the muffler.
January 6, 2009.

Repair the wires as needed. Does the ignition still have spark?

2CarPros Ken
Feb 2, 2009.
All the wires looks goods good. And ignition still have spark. I still dont know what eales there is.

Aug 9, 2009.
Check the ect sensor located under the fuel injectors connected to fuel injector bar.
Its a sensor plugged into engine and wiring plug connected to fuel injection bar

Jan 13, 2013.
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