Yet another starting problem thread
I have a 1996 3.8 LX that will turn over, and will catch, but stalls out after 2-3 seconds. It will only catch the first time, after that it won't catch and smells like it's flooded. There is spark, plenty of pressure on the fuel rail (don't remember the exact number but it's within spec) good airflow into the engine. Someone at work brought up the possibility of something in the exhaust, like the cats breaking up and plugging it, or some critter dying inside the muffler or something like that. How likely is it for a plugged exhaust system to give the symptoms I've described? Should I just disconnect the pipes after the manifolds and try to blow air in the pipes before going further?