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Old 09-07-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Fuel in Intake Manifold

Okay my car has been down for awhile. It hasn't been wanting to start up right away but after a few times of cranking it, it turns on but doesn't sounds right. I looked over everything and decided to open the throttle body and notice a bunch of fuel in the intake manifold. So I looked for a reason for the fuel and found a vacuum line running from the fuel pressure sensor to the back of the intake, and that vacuum line has fuel coming out of it. So my question is does that mean my sensor is bad? I've never had a issue with this type of sensor before and wanted to see if anyone had a problem like this before so I don't waste money if its not the cause of my problems. I've searched the forum using the search bar but couldn't find anything that relates to my problem.


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Old 09-07-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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So my question is does that mean my sensor is bad?
Yes. Raw fuel should not be present in the vacuum line.
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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Okay thought so but wanted reassurance before I order the part. And the sensor is what is causing all the fuel in the intake as well since its leaking
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #4
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I joined this forum to post my problem with my 01 focus in hopes someone would have had a similar problem and knew how to fix it. I was surprised to see this thread on the first page. I also have fuel in my intake manifold, as well as coming out of the tail pipe. It is obviously flooding. After reading this thread I checked the EFI fuel pressure sensor vacuum line and sure enough it had liquid gas in it. So I removed the fuel rail, leaving everything connected, disconnected the vacuum line from the EFI sensor and had someone turn on the key to pressurize the fuel system. Gas pored out of the sensor from the vacuum nipple. I ordered a new sensor and will install it tomorrow. I'll post again if it fixed my problem as well as the full problem and everything I did, for me it's late so I'm heading to bed, because in my search for answers the one thing that I kept running into is people posting what they are doing but never reposting to know if it fixed the problem.

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Old 09-09-2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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Yep sounds like exactly what I have going on sorry to hear about it I know its been a pain for me but please let us know if it solves your problem. I have my part on order so just waiting for it to arrive.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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ok, so here is my problem and my solution that worked. About a week ago I drove to work just fine. During the day I made 3 stops that required the engine be turned off and everything was fine. Then, the last time I try to start it, it won't. It turns over, but won't start. After pumping the throttle I am able to get it started and drive home, running every stop sign on the way. I pull into the garage and it dies. So I try to start it again and a large cloud of white smoke is coming out of the tail pipe along with liquid gas. As I am checking over the engine, I see the PCV hose is completely crushed where it connects to the intake manifold. So I replaced the entire line and the PCV valve as well. In the process I flushed the coolant and changed the thermostat because I broke the thermostat housing while changing the PCV valve. Didn't fix my problem. The I noticed that the EGR valve pressure sensor had a broken nipple. So I replaced that. Didn't fix it. Then I started thinking maybe there wasn't enough spark to ignite the gas, so I checked for spark and seemed to me it was very little. So I changed the coil, wires, and plugs. Didn't fix it. I'm not sure why, but I decided to look down the intake and noticed a large puddle of gas. That's when I joined this forum to ask for help and found this thread. I took off the vacuum hose to the fuel pressure sensor and sure enough it had gas in it. I removed the fuel rail, kept everything connected and had my wife turn the key on to pressurize the system. Gas pored out of the vacuum nipple. $119 later, I replaced the fuel pressure sensor and the cars runs just like it is supposed to now. With a minor knocking that wasn't there before though, so will have to look into that. But for this thread, the fuel pressure sensor was the culprit. Hopefully this fixes your problem as well Screachin93.
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msfaulk, you might want to change your oil. It may have been contaminated with the leaking gas.
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Thanks. Going to do that this weekend.
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i have the same prob with gas in the bottom of my intake, when i pull out the vacuum line from my intake to my brake booster it has like a half of gal of gas cumming out of it. and i dont know what it is, can someone please help me!!. i just put a used engine into it so i can get my baby back on the road and now this :(




EDIT, I GOT IT FIXED IT WAS THE SAME REASON AS THE OTHERS ON HERE, IT WAS JUST THE (fuel pressure sensor)


thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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You found a good OLD thread with the most likely answer in it, check that out first.
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