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Vr commodore wagon won't start after washing under body

Washed engine bay while running, and then left for a while, it started before I did underbody, now won't start

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: washed engine, now wont start back HELP

is there any spark comming from the distributor??? and if you had the batterty in it while washing it tyou frid something

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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SOURCE: washed the engine now it wont start

Most likely you will just have to wait for it to dry on its own. It is best to wash a engine while it is running so the ignition components stay dry.

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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SOURCE: washed engine while running and drove home and now wont start

probably got water in the spark plug tubes. remove wires and blow out water. reinstall

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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SOURCE: my 1994 jeep sport 4l won't start it won't start

most of the time when rainy weather or dampness conditions.cars wont crank.its the ignition system is getting wet.or you have bad wires and a crack distributor cap.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 f150 with 5.4l washed engine now running rough

The boot/pancake seal that covers the spark plug cavity gets old and lifts off of the surface of the head. This allows dust and water to invade the cavity that the spark plug is recessed into. Moisture in the engine compartment will often find its way into the spark plug cavity and short the spark to ground (misfire). Sometimes moisture will cause the COP (coil on plug) to also malfunction. If you have even one plug misfiring, it is wise to clean all the cavities and replace the spark plug boots. You will need an assortment of 1/4" wobble extensions, universal, and 7mm socket to remover the COPs. It can be done without removing the FI rails. #7 spark plug will prove to be the most difficult. You will also need to disconnect adjacent injector and COP electrical connectors (easily done). Do not despair. Visually inspect each cavity using mirrors and contortionist moves. If you see moisture and/or dirt in the cavity, you should clean it out. Get a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and fill the cavity about half way. Let it soak a few minutes and blow it out with compressed air. Always use eye protection when using compressed air. Inspect for cleanliness and repeat as necessary. A word of advice, do not hesitate to use the aftermarket COPs. They work well and are cost far less than the Motorcraft brand.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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