2002 Chevy Camaro will start but will only run about 30 sec

Tiny
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET CAMARO
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 65,000 MILES
Car was in bassment for 14 months. It started I drove it out it idled smoked a little and smelled funny.I drove it about a quater of a mile to main road and pulled out and it was like it flooded.I drained the gas changed fule fifter. The spark plugs were black I changed them. It would start and only run a few sec it smelled like gas but it did not smell funny any more. I checked fuel pressure it had 52 pounds. Changed massairflow it still would not run more than a few sec. Looked at plugs and they were wet. Help please.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 2:26 PM

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Tiny
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It's getting flooded for some reason. First pull the vacuum line off the fuel pressure regulator and see if it is wet with fuel inside. If so change the regulator. If not, use a fuel pressure gauge and see how the pressure holds when shut off. If the pressure starts to drop off, then you likely have a bad injector or two.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 2:50 PM
Tiny
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The fuel pressure regulator on a 2002 camaro does not have a vacuum line it has a fuel line and 2 lines going to the fuel rails. I checked the fuel pressure and it held 52 pounds for 15 min.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 4:01 PM
Tiny
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Yes, your right. The regulator on this one is inside the fuel tank.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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Hi bsfox, Welcome to 2carpros nd TY for the donation

Inspect and test the fuel pump and oil pressure sending unit-let me know
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 5:34 PM
Tiny
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I talked to the parts man at the chevy dealer an he told me to get the fuel pressure regulator you have to buy the whole fuel rail. It not in the fuel tank. I am very disapointed with that answer. I would like my money back if that is all you can tell me.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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Tell him to go check again
It's #3 in the picture but is not your problem.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/561653_Fuel_pressure_regulator_02_Camaro_57_1.jpg

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 7:59 PM
Tiny
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Were not done with you keep posting and be patient we'll knock this out for you-hang in there
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 8:02 PM
Tiny
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What is my problem thats why I came here. I need to know. Because my wife needs a car to drive to work. Her car needs a motor.
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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Try cleaning out the idle air control valve and EGR and PCV valves and test the throttle positon sensor and see what happens -don't work and still unsatisfied-request for refund and good luck and TY for using 2carpros
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Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 9:51 PM
Tiny
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Do you have any pictures to show me were they are. How do test the throttle position sensor
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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 AT 3:25 PM

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