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Old 10-01-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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I was driving to work today, and I ended up blocked in a flooded lane. I couldn't get all the way out of the lane, and ended up clipping this giant puddle. At first I thought I was pretty cool how big a splash I ended up making, but then my car started to crap out. It is now about 7 hours later, and I tried to fire up my car to run an errand, and its kind of sputtery and loud. I read a few posts about wet weather issues etc, but couldn't find anyone talking about this. I tried to Google it, and only found small bits of info. I'm not sure what might have happened, but its running poorly enough that I'm not sure I should be driving it.
No CEL or anything else came on.
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Wipe down the plug wires, coils, etc. You might need to pull the coils off and wipe down the ICM
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If that doesn't get it, you can purchase a spray can of electrical contact cleaner with water displacement and focus on any electronic and/or ignition components in the engine bay.
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