When i apply the gas petal, I used some engine cleaner the previous day to clean things up and had to rince it off and since then the problem has started, would an area of the engine getting wet that wasn't supposed to cause this.
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Depends on how much water, not much if it's only a little (water is heavier than fuel and will sink to the bottom) if the fuel pump starts pumping water, the engine would start to hesitate, sputter or stall.
you can add alcohol to the fuel to remove small amounts of water.
'pumping' a fuel injected engine is NOT like the old days (like with a carb)-if you hold the petal to the floor, it shuts off the injectors-NO petal, the injectors pulse (and dump fuel to an engine that is slow to start). If you are having hard starting, chances are good you have a flooding condition-leaking injectors, leaking O-rings, a damaged fuel pressure regulator could all be re3asons for your hard starting (and backfiring from a flooded engine). You should try to HOLD the petal to the floor and see if that helps-if it does, you should get the fuel regulator checked, replace the injector o-rings, check fuel pressure and might even need to consider replacing injectors themselves (or having them cleaned).
this is caused by a slugeged up idle speed control valve and throttle valve, do the following to clean it. Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.
Hi! I had the same problem with my 88 2.8 Ltr. Had dirty fuel Injectors. Put in fuel Inj. cleaner in gas tank, after a couple of days, runs like a dream,no more problems. Give it a try. Take care,Leo B. Flushme@shaw.ca
sounds like unburned fuel in the catylistic converter suddenly burning the fuel as your car picks up speed [causes the rotten egg smell] your hesitation sounds likley to be [tps sensor] throttle position sensor its a variable resistor which is known to breakdown not a difficult repair and can be tested on a multi meter with a bar graph on it yates210456