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Old 06-03-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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Question 95 blazer 4.3 hard starting and strong fuel smell?

hello my 95 is starting to act up a little some times it will start fine and other times it will crank and crank and then start with a strong "old gas" smell...best way I can explain it... I have smelled it before if it sits and idles for a little I get the same smell.... I'm thinking plugs but today I smelled coolant when I started it. I did just replace the heater core lines but that should have been gone my now I would have thought. I bought this truck used and the guy before replaced the motor and did not put the fan shroud back in so its missing and it has been getting a little hot sitting in traffic any ideas anyone?
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Mine smelled like fuel at start up, at idle, and after shutting her off. Check your Evaporative Emission Canister. It should be under the driver's side rear fender.

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Well for you I hope this is not your problem but I had the same issue and I just found out that my "spider" is bad (the fuel injection system), and its gonna cost me 400$ to fix. That all sounds like the problems I was having.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:31 AM
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I, too, would suspect the spider assembly, but a fuel pressure test (especially the leak-down portion) would tell more. You can use the 'search' function to find the instructions.
As for the coolant smell, you may have a partially plugged heater core. Do a thorough flush of it.
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I would more suspect either a failed FPR or a leaking nut kit than an issue with the spider assembly as a whole. I am not saying that the spider assembly is not the issue, just that it rarely is the entire unit.

You sure will fix a fuel leak with a new spider assembly and new "nut kit", but you may be spending more money than you have to.
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I got the 400$ for the new spider to get put in my truck, I feel like I should ask them to go over it again just to make sure thats it cause thats alot of money. Do my symptoms match it being a bad spider? Hard to start, very rough idle, very strong gas smell, drop of oil pressure when coming to a stop (when the bad idle starts)
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