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1991 Chevrolet Lumina Question: car wont start

 

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tommy420, 3.1L V6, Delphos, OH, February 02, 2009, 17:09
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ok my car wont start and it has fire and fuel oil eaven smells like gas when you turn the key and whined on it
it sounds like it wants to start but just wont and im trying to fix the crankshaft sencer and its broke off in there and wont come out any ideas?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 03, 2009, 08:59
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    Check the crankshaft/camshaft timing an are the ignition spark and fuel getting to the cylinders?

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    tommy420, February 04, 2009, 14:33
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    yes its gettin fire and fuel to the cylinders and i was thinking that it was the crankshaft sencer myself so im gonna try that thanks and ill let ya know if that was it thanks

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    jestenu February 12, 2009, 11:21
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    Check your fuel filter. If it has a hole anywhere in near the fuel filter it will not have enough compression to shoot the gas to your cylinders and create the spark you need to start your car. I had the same problem with my 1991 Olds Cutlass Ciera S. All it was is the rubber hose that connects the fuel filter to the gas tank had a hole in it. Check and make sure all the lines are hole free. If it is the rubber hose that connects the fuel filter to the gas tank go to your local hardware store and pick up the 3-6 inch rubber hose that is required for 35cents.

    Becareful your dealing with the fuel line, and one spark could set this project ablaze.

    ~Tim

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    scott king December 13, 2009, 08:00
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    if your oil smells like fuel then your getting way to much fuel.try a fuel pressure regulator or have your fuel pressure checked on the fuel rail.also after turning it over check to see if the spark plugs are wet wiyh fuel maybe fuel fouled

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    Visitor, August 26, 2010, 11:10

    my car wont start and it seems as if it gets feul and when i changed my oil there was a gas smell to it how do i fix this?

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    masterase January 26, 2011, 16:33
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    possible bad fuel pressure regulature. 3100?,when they leak they pass alot of fuel though the vacuum hose to the regulator.possible fouled plugs. pull a couple of plugs to see if thy are gas fouled.

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