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2002 celica gts got some water in engine when boyfriend pulled off liner of wheel well and when it rained hard and alot yesterday water got in filter and got at least a cup of water in the bottom of my Injen intake. I noticed the problem right away, when the car started to bogg, so I took off MAF sensor intake dryed them, drained oil took off filter, replaced oil twice, the car still seems to act like its not getting the right amount of air nto engine, and have alot of vapor coming out of tail pipe, checked plugs too they are okay, what else can I do, I think my sensor may be the problem because when I took it off it was wet.

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It is the maf sensor i took off my intake one day to clean the carburetor and startd up the engine and it workd fine no lagg choke or power loss

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    well to rephase it, when i bought my car(02 gts) it had this lagg/choke everytime you would stop and go. example when the car is a complete stop and you try rev'n the engine with your foot, the rpm would choke/lagg(roo.....roooommmmmm(sound effects) for a **** sec then it will go up. normally if you are at a stop like that and rev the engine the rpm should go exactly with your foot with no choke(rooooooommmmmm) no lag. i neverd had the money to get get it fully checkd up but my cuzin read it on his pcode whatever its calld and said something was wrong with the intake when it lookd fine but he never mentiond the maf. so i was like **** it i'll fix it when i have the money and one day just doing basic cleaning like the carburetor with the maf and intake off starting the engine to dry the b12 chem i revd it and it had no choke or laggd. so i tried driving with it off and of course without the maf it only would go to 3000rpm it ran perfectly fine with no lag but when i put the maf back on thats when it made sense that obliviously the maf is fuckd up or burnt out from the previous owner due to lack of maintance or water dmg to the o2 sensor(i hate buying used cars now...) but thanks for reading hope this help.


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Water vapor coming out of an exhaust pipe is normal especially when car is cold and pipes are cold. After complete heat-up vapor will appear clear.
It is unlikely that any water could get in your crankcase but you took the extra step to ensure the oil is clean. There was a lot of water in the engines intake and that is what you concentrate on. Dry the top of the engine in the hot sun, after removing all the pockets of water in the intake air system. Add some dry gas and injector cleaner to the gas tank and drive the car enough to clear out any latent moisture. Only if the water damaged a MAF Air Sensor will you need to buy or replace anything. It should start clearing itself up.

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