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Took it to car wash and washed motor off and now it will not start

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Remove the distributor cap and dry the distributor and rotor off. Double check the wires leading to the starter and make sure you didn't have a bad wire that broke due to the pressure from the water. Do the same with your battery connections. In most cases if the motor still cranks but it won't fire after you have cleaned with pressure, even garden hose pressure, it is a case of water in the Distributor cap and rotor. If you accidentally got water in the air cleaner area you will want to clear that as well.

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It souunds as if you got the ignition wet. Try spraying the plug connections at the distributor and around the cap with WD 40. It wil displace the water and dry the distributor and wires.

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