1990 Buick Skylark 1990 Buick Skylark smell fuel when tryin

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CHERYL GRANT
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  • 1990 BUICK SKYLARK
1990 Buick Skylark

Car is stalling. Backfire from tailpipe, smell of fuel and car cranks, but wont turn over
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 AT 10:34 AM

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Tiny
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Hello, don't know the litre size of engine? If the engine is flooded, you may need to pull the plugs, dry-em out and clean-em up. You may need new plugs. Any trouble codes? Disable the fuel system, have helper crank it, while you check for spark at the plugs, when it refuses to start.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 AT 11:41 AM
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CHERYL GRANT
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The plugs are all firing, checked each one, the coil packs are all good.I changed the fuel pressure regalutor. It started once with a loud popping noise from the tailpipe and a small hose coming from the fuel pressure regulator keeps blowing off, hot air blows out.I think it's a vacacum line. Two mechanics have looked at it and have not got the problem solved. It's a V-6,3300. Your input would be much apperciated. Thank you so much for your time. Cheryl
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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 10:02 AM
Tiny
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Maybe the exhaust is clogged? Is there any cranking vacuum?
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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 3:30 PM
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CHERYL GRANT
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The exhaust system was redone. What vacuum cranking are you talking about? I'm single Mom with just a little bit of car knowledge. I don't want to keep replacing parts. It's very expensive and I feel I'm being taken advantage of due to being a woman. If you could possibly help me sort out the problem I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you so much.
Cheryl :]
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Thursday, June 18th, 2009 AT 6:38 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like valve or valve timing. Pull the pcv see if that helps?
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Friday, June 19th, 2009 AT 10:19 AM

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