97 cavalier flooded with fuel due to a fuel injector miss...

Q: 97 cavalier flooded with fuel due to a fuel injector missing a o-ring. No start no crank

asked by on October 05, 2017

The problem started after replacing a bad injector that had a faulty o-ring. After instilling the new injector I tried to start the car and the engined turned over but seconds after it mad an odd sound then began making a single clicking noise. I then noticed that it was a great amount of fuel coming from the newly replaced injector.removed it and seen that the o-ring was missing now the engine I flooded with access fuel. Removed cylinder housing on top and the 1st one on the passenger side of vehicle was filled with fuel. Made an attempt to pump as much as I could out but isn't sure if it worked due it being filled nearly to the top on the cylinder. Also replaced starter and battery .

My car has 183243 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you have already found the reason for the fuel flooding the cylinder then you will need to remove spark plugs and disable ignition and turn over motor to get out excess fuel. Then you will need to replace the oil and filter since gas will get in oil and will cause problems. Once you do this it should then start and run. If it floods again then check the injector connector to see if computer is pulsing injector signal or just keeping injector on all the time indicating a computer or wiring issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

What is going on with my car?

Hi there. Check the fuel injectors and see if they are working or not. If the fuel injectors are not working, then you would need to replace the fuel injectors. If the fuel injectors are fine and the engine operates...

Hello I have a Chevy cavalier 2.2 L and I have a gas leak from my fuel filter to my fuel pump Line I have changed my Oring

Hi Devonte. Thanks for the question tonight. In most cases, when an O-ring is suspected of being the source of a fuel leak, it's replaced but the leak exists still there are three reasons why. First, the o-ring may have...

do you do electrical work

Hi there. It really depends on the type of electrical work, your location and the severity of the problem that will determine whether or not we are able to complete the service required to resolve your Chevrolet's thermostat problem. The...

Related articles

How to Replace a Fuel Gauge Sender
The fuel gauge has a sender that goes bad when it says that the fuel level is different lower or higher than it actually is.
2012 Chrysler 200 vs. 2012 Chevrolet Malibu: Which One Should I Buy?
When you are looking for a small-range sedan, you need to get somewhere quickly and inexpensively, and may even need to take a few kids with you. Slightly larger than a commuter car, these mid-size options offer decent gas mileage,...
3 Reasons Your Car Smells like Rotten Eggs
A sulfuric or rotten eggs smell indicates an excess of byproducts left over from failed combustion. Removing the smell requires part replacement.