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Crank too long to start then smell gas. No gas leaks..immediatly

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Crank too long to start then smell gas. No gas leaks visible. Will start immediatly thereafter. After setting again have to crank ignition longer again(5-7 seconds before it starts and then smell gas. Shut it off and it will start with a turn of the key
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  jwtruck76 replied 5 years ago.

Hi,

What year make and model vehicle are you working on?

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
1996 Buick Riviera 3800V6
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
1993 Buick Riviera 3800V6
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
1993 Buick Riviera 3800V6 Sorry it isn't a 1996 it is a 1993
Expert:  jwtruck76 replied 5 years ago.
Do you have a flashing check engine light during cranking?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no
Expert:  jwtruck76 replied 5 years ago.

O.k. Let's start small. Under the hood on the driver's side there should be a fuse and relay center. Try swapping the fuel pump relay with an identical relay. (I believe the A/C relay will work on this vehicle.) There should be a legend on the underside of the relay center cover to show you which relay is for the fuel pump.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok but cannot until tomorrow I will then respond.ok?
Expert:  jwtruck76 replied 5 years ago.
O.k. thanks and good luck.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
There is no fuel pump relay there .......only a/c,horn ,lights and 2 fan controls for 5 total
Expert:  jwtruck76 replied 5 years ago.
The only other possible location would be on the firewall just below the cowl and the wipers. Near the center of the firewall there should be either 2 or 3 relays mounted. Colors to look for are black, grey and green.

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