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Old 06-09-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Well rained here hard last night my bonnie started and I left for work, I stopped to grab some food and came back to my bonnie and she wouldn't start. The starter turned over but it acted like no fuel or no spark or both. I am not sure it hasn't done this before and I think something got wet from all of the rain. I need to know where to look? I know this sounds dumb but I am not sure where the water and what to look for what could cause this? One other note could a clogged fuel filter do this as well? Thanks

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I would start with checking teh ICU and coils to make sure they are dry. That'* what the plug wires come from. Also check the plug wires, and wires going to injectors. Dry it off best you can an dsee if that helps.

Yes, a clogged fuel filter can prevent a car from starting.
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Trixster...Please add your year and trim of your vehicle to your signature line. That way when you start asking questions in other areas of the forum, we all have a better idea on how to assist you. Click on "Quick Links" above, go down to "User Control Panel" and then click on "Edit your Signature" It'* pretty straight forward from there.

Check you floor boards and under your dash for water on the floor also.
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Thanks and I will take a look.
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I let the car sit for awhile at it started right up? No wet floors inside and I am going to take off the coils and check the ICU and stuff this week sometime. I will try to let you know what I find out. Thanks again for your help
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My car used to not start in humid weather or rain. I'd have to go under the hood and mess with the plugs.
Turns out my wires and coils were bad.

I never bothered to fix it, after a few runs it only took me a minute to get the car on, but it'* still a pain in the butt.
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Use some dielectric grease on the connections. this should help keep them dry.
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