what ca cause gas in hose to the starter?

Asked by abbey218 Jan 16, 2020 at 10:39 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

so i went to autozone to see if they could give me
an idea of what might be wrong the the dude wasnt
much help so I was getting in my car to leave and
my car wouldn't start, a few people were trying to
look at it took apart that hose to get to the starter
and gasoline poured out and they were all scared to
even try to start it again.

6 Answers


There is no hose to the starter. Wires yes, hose no.


That is your intake hose that goes to the engine.

thank you, I clearly am not a car expert i’m just repeating what I heard. do you have ideas on what’s wrong


If you have fuel in there then your in trouble, fuel regulator is the first thing that goes, injectors driver shorted and is running injectors at full pulse width flooding the cylinders with fuel. Best to have it towed to your favorite shop and have it checked out, after repairs are complete make sure you have the nine oil and filter changed so you don’t blow off the oil pan or valve cover when it first starts up.


This is a somewhat common problem Ive seen on Cavaliers.When the fuel pressure regulator diaphragm starts leaking,fuel gets sucked into the vacuum line and into the air filter resonator.To test for this,drain the gas from that air intake hose, reconnect it,start the engine and while idling,pull the vacuum hose off the regulator port.Is fuel coming out of the port and is the inside of the vacuum hose wet with fuel?? If yes the fuel pressure regulator is bad.If this problem is occurring,causing a no start or hard start,flooring the gas pedal while cranking the engine will allow it to start because this method shuts the injectors off and clears the flooded engine condition after a few seconds of cranking.


@Roger, good answer. Those darn starter hose are troublesome F_O_R. LOL

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