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I washed my car engine, after it I think my spark plugs are bit wet too

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Change your sparkplug wires

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SOURCE: Went through a car wash and when my car got wet

you will need to take a look into the hood as this engine has suffered a battery short,as a short term fix,get a can of silacone oil spray and spray it over the electrics of the engine,you will find this will cure the problem if not then you havent sprayed all the wires keep going,adrian.

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typically water gets in the radiator cap area always trouble shoot fuel and spark.

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