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Old 09-14-2006, 06:56 AM
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Last night I had to drive through a pretty deep puddle (up to the doors). The car had to work to push through it and the engine bucked a couple times pretty hard. I think the clutch was slipping or something. By the time I got through the puddle, the engine had thrown a code and was running pretty rough. I figured I had soaked my air filter and I might be choking the enging, so I swung into the local parts shop and bought a new one just to be safe. That didn't fix the problem though. As I drove around more, the engine began to run better and would get brief bursts of it's normal self, but would then stumble again under load. This morning I drove about 25 minutes on the highway with no problem, but once I got off onto the surface streets it missed a couple more times. It's not a constant problem, but seems to show up when the engine is having to work. I'm wondering if I have a vacuum problem. Are there any lines on the bottom of the engine that may have been affected by driving through the water? Any other ideas? I thought maybe my dizzy had gotten wet, but I think that would be more of a constant problem. I'm at a loss, any clues? Thanks
Old 09-14-2006, 11:56 PM
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do you have the stock air filter, or do you have an aftermarket cold air intake?
Old 09-15-2006, 09:21 AM
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did you check the code? you should do that first to tell you exactly what the problem is
Old 09-15-2006, 03:23 PM
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check your wires, plugs, and other electronic crap that can get screwwed up by water.
Old 09-17-2006, 04:40 PM
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pull the wires, see if you have water around the plugs
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