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Gas smell after cranking

I have a 2000 3.8 after i crank it you can smell gas real bad.It uses more gas than ever,need help.

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The smell of gas and such after cranking is saying you probably do not have any spark at the plugs and that is why it is not running. This can be from so many things that you need to do a lot more investigating as to the cause. I assume you have had this read for any error codes ?

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+1,no spark=no ignited gas=unburned fuel in the combustion chambers

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If that isnt the cause, you could check your air filter. You could be burning rich due to low oxygen?
Or on the otherhand burning lean and smelling the excess return? Could be the sending:?:
Start easy and work cheap is my favorite motto. Spark plugs, wires, and air filter are easy, after that it could get more complicated.

Just trying to get the 02 steady again...

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The smell of gas and such after cranking is saying you probably do not have any spark at the plugs and that is why it is not running. This can be from so many things that you need to do a lot more investigating as to the cause. I assume you have had this read for any error codes ?
Ive changed the plugs,wires and fuel injectors and checked the compression its 130 is that good?Thanks for any help.
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