The car is flooding when trying to start it. what could this be? on 1998 Saturn SC2

The car will work fine for a couple of days and then it won't start. The next day it will just crank right up

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As Dan said if the Service Engine Soon/Check Engine light is on a scantool is needed to retrieve trouble codes stored in the computer in your car. But even if the light is not on a professional grade scan tool allows key engine sensor data to be analyzed right off the scan tool without having to do intrusive testing at each sensor.
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Really best retrieve the check engine codes. That will lead you to the problem.
Temp sensors might be something to look into.