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cleven 04-22-2012 01:25 PM

#2 plug soaked in gas
Well the other day my impala was running funny with a lil gas smell out the tail pipe. Than the check engine light started flashing so i pull over to see what it was, it was a cyl 2 missfire. So i pull all the plugs and all the other ones was good but #2 it was soaked in gas. So i changed the injector 2 different times and same thing. Never had anything like this happen befor. What do u guys think it could be. I have a 2001 3800 ex police car if that helps:dizzy:

Fastgenious 04-22-2012 03:36 PM


C.E.Divine 04-22-2012 04:17 PM

Yes, that's a possibility. Just because the spark plug is soaked in gas doesn't mean the fuel injector is the issue. If the gas is not being burned, the plug will also be gas soaked. I would suspect the ignition coil or the #2 plug wire as well.

kingnutin 04-23-2012 11:54 AM

And that plug will need replaced, once they get soaked in gas they usually won't spark worth a damn anymore.

cleven 04-23-2012 03:28 PM

well Checked the coil with a new one i had laying around off anotherone of my gm i use to have and changed the wire with one i had laying around and still nothen. Never had anything like this happen befor in my life..... Im at a dead end now its throwing out soo much gas its dripping out the muffler. Good thingi took the cat off when it first started this or the cat would be toast by now.

Stephen 04-23-2012 04:18 PM

did you check the wire/wires?
Did you put stock injectors back in?

I found this while searching through some stuff...

Car is back from the shop and running like new. Had to replace the coolant temperature sensor and the spark plug wires. from what the mechanic said, after turning off the car the computer does not read the engine temp so it will shoot more gas to try and turn the car on eventually soaking the plugs.
I also seen something about a MAF causing the problem but IDK about that.

cleven 04-24-2012 04:03 PM

Yeah checked it all. Im just gonna let the car sit tell i get time to look at it and do a compression test. That well tell it all. O well

cleven 04-24-2012 07:09 PM

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I pulled the plug and replaced it with a champ plug, took the injector back to the store and pulled one off my 3800 i got inthe "back room". Yeah thats right i got an whole 3800 in my house dont judge me lol. Thats how the plug looked. Ill put some gas in it tommorow and see what happens after work. :beer:

Stephen 04-24-2012 07:15 PM

ACdelco plugs and stock injectors are all I have messed with and the only things I use.

If it was a problem with more than just that plug then I would say there are other problems.

Since it is only that plug then it seems to me that it is a problem with either the wire, coil, or injector.

cleven 04-26-2012 04:39 PM

o Came up with code P0202 so meaning it may besomthing inthewiring somewhere. How i love chasing wires. Thats my fav game in the world!

Stephen 04-26-2012 04:46 PM

cleven 04-26-2012 05:25 PM

Yeah the car did sit for a little befor i got it. Im gonna have to remove a few things and look at the wiring all the way. and check online for the resistance Value of an 3800 injector. Got my weekend cut out for me.

Stephen 04-26-2012 05:29 PM

I think the resistance for the injector is 14.7

cleven 04-26-2012 05:37 PM

Yes i just moved here to arkansas im unpacking it to find it as we speak

cleven 04-26-2012 06:03 PM

Shoot what to switch the metter to?been so long sence iv used this thing

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