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
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
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.
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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