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I have a 2001 Grand Marque with 151437 miles on it and never had a problem with it. Recently I drove through a very large rain puddle and now my car sputters and accelerates slowly. Oh and the check engine light comes on. I took the car to a service station and they tried to tell me I needed a oil change and air filter, I just had that done the day before I drove through the rain puddle. They then said I needed a fuel filter. I just had a NEW fuel PUMP AND FILTER PUT ON TWO MONTHS AGO. SO HE THEN SAID I needed points coils and a throttle box to make the check engine light go off. MY BROTHER AND I THINK THATS BS, I NEED SPARK PLUGS AND COIL PACK only. WHATS THE REAL DEAL?

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It seems to me youre being taken for a ride, if the problem started when you drove over the water puddle then that means that some water go into a key component somehow, perhaps the fuel tank itself or an electrical component. I would stay away from that shop and try to replace the fuel in your vehicle, if its possible for you. also try to take it to autozone if you can, they wil plug the scanner to your vehicle and tell you why the engine light is on for FREE! Good Luck.

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