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I wash my engine today and hours later i whent to the store and it runs like it was back firing like i got water in to sumthang what can i do to fix this i have a 1993 toyota corlla 4 cellinder should i let it dry or did sumthang get wet

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You wet the inside of the distributor and water is in the spark plug boot area you can remove the boot and let the water dry out , but dont remove the sparkplug all the way unless you know the firing order a good air dry will put you back on the road,(leave the inside of the distributor alone for now)

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