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October 1, 2009, 12:20 pm

Sharon S
 

Question: hard to start

when it starts it smokes and smells like it is flooded starts good when warm


October 4, 2009, 9:03 pm

Elizabeth K
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Does holding the gas pedal all the way to the floor help it start (this puts the computer in 'clear flood mode' and it leans out the mixture)? If so, check the engine coolant temp sensor (ECT), and associated wiring--it could be sending the wrong signal to the computer.


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