Ruff start

I own a 1996 Dodge Stratus with a 2.4L 4cyl. Every time I go to start it it turns over and over and evetually starts. after it starts there is a heavy
fuel smell (like its flooding itself) afer it does start it runs perfectly fine until I shut it down and go to re-start it. it doesn't matter how long it's been running previously it starts the same whether its cold or hot. Any input is appreciated
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Possible injector leaking down causing a flooded condition.
Glenn Beasley Chrysler Tech
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maxpower wrote:

is it possible to find out which injector is leaking visually, (ie cracks, erosion, etc) or does it have to be hooked up to a computer?
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If you have a good ear and a mechanics stethoscope you could listen to each injector fire. There is a definite firm click each time it fires. You can usually tell the bad one because the sound is greatly reduced from the others. Also after the truck sets a couple of days pull the plugs and look into each cylinder with a scope and look for a wet piston top. Or go to the dealer have them hook it to the scope.
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If it is an injector leaking you can pull the plugs and see if there is any excess fuel or fuel smell in each cylinder. An emission machine would deffinetly locate a leaking injector.
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