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I had oil on my engine so I used an engine degreaser/cleaner to clean it and got a little carried away when I rinsed it with the water. When I started my car it drove for about 100 ft and then died. I was able to get it started after a few sputters. It runs fine now but my check engine light is on.

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Most likely you got water problems. the distributor may have water in it. you can choose to take the cap off and dry it yourself now, or just let it set for 5 or 6 hours and it will start again. if that light does'nt go off, take the positive cable off the battery for 5mins and the computer will reset itself. it's happened to the best of us. i hope this helps,,good luck!!

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