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Old 03-24-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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I took my car through a wash today, nothing different, I always get the Premium wash at amoco, (buddy works there so i sometimes get free washes)

and I went to pull out, engine was quirky, so when I pulled out onto the road, the engine started misfiring, and the hood was moving all over the place (up and down..the hood stops are screwed up..) and I pull into a parking lot, pop the hood, and there'* smoke coming from all over down under the hood.. So I don't know what that indicates, but I do know my moms/brothers old lumina did it, too sometimes after washes..

I just let it idle for 10 minutes in my driveway before I left to go to work

What might be causing this?
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probably a bad spark plug wire or coil pack, when it gets wet its causing a mis-fire

are you sure it was smoke coming from under the hood, and not steam?
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if the hood stops are messed up, some water proabably got in there and all over the hot parts.
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Defenitly sounds like a plug wire. Check the #6 wire. It seems to be the first to go.
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Defenitly sounds like a plug wire. Check the #6 wire. It seems to be the first to go.
Sound advice. The #6 wire is exposed to more heat than any other wire because the heat from 1, 3, and 5 come around from the front and cook it.

Try moving your wires around at cold idle. And give it time to dry out.
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Defenitly sounds like a plug wire. Check the #6 wire. It seems to be the first to go.
I had the same prob with misfiring before I changed my plug wires
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