Clogged fuel injector?

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My '97 Malibu with a 4 cyl. enjine would not start last Friday morning in 30 degree weather. Later that day my son got home from school after the day had warmed up to the upper 40's and he tried starting it and it started no problem. Later that day I got home from work after it had cooled down again and nothing.The next day same thing , nothing in the morning then I got it started after it warmed up.I put some fuel system cleaner in went and got 92 octane gas and took it for a drive down the freeway at 60 mph for a couple minutes and now it starts every time so far. Could this have been a fuel injector issue? The reason I ask is because the check engine light stayed on while I tried to get it started when it wouldn't start.Thanks for your help.

posted by  brucesprings

The check engine light isn't even an's normal for the check engine light to stay on when the key is in the on position with the engine off. It does't sound like an injector at all. It could be bad gas, water in the tank...etc. I would recommend running some "dry gas" through the system.


posted by  Sick88Tbird

:2cents: I preach this ALL the time.(to my family) Do Not continually fill your gas tank 5 or 10 gallons at a time. This is just a harbor for condensation,which is just great for the fuel system, water and rust. As far as blowing the soot out,,, almost everything needs a kick in the butt once in awhile. :mrgreen:

posted by  lectroid

very good point Lectroid i tell people this about 3 times a day, and only when the spend a thousand on a new gas tank they will learn, especially ontario vehicles, within five years of buying a new car that tank will rust right through

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

HAHAHAHAHHA.... no but really... just lie to them if you have to :mrgreen:

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

A rubber is not 100% protection. :laughing: Humor :laughing:

posted by  lectroid

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