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Ok heres the deal went 4 wheelin in my 84 bronco 2 hit a huge mud, water puddle stalded few sec later I changed fuel filter and plugs also cleaned air filter and sprayed carb with carb cleaner....the problem is it runs for like 5 sec then backfires thru carb and then dies, what can I do to fix this any ideas? O ya its a 2.8L v6

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Remove the distributor cap and dry out. Spray wd-40 (crc etc) on all ht leads

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    stevenlarcade May 10, 2013

    That didn't help any other ideas?

  • Bill Boyd May 11, 2013

    check the firing of the plug leads . Every possibility you have 2 crossed after changing plugs.

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    stevenlarcade May 11, 2013

    Ok got it started and when I go to drive it it seems like it has no power and i have to use a lot more throttle than I used to drive but very very sluggish and slow

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