Car ran hard , sputtering after , air filter soaked. i cleaned air fillter, & vacum system , dried & put back together. changed all the plugs. now engine runs great, now spead omiter dont work , I pulled the positive terminal off to reset the check engine light. Check engine light came back on soon after & now engine wont shift out of first gear. U think I should drain transsmission fluid or whats my next step. car ran mint & has 60,000 miles on it
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Re: drove my car thru 12" of water
Go to AutoZone and have them scan the car for codes (they'll do it for free). This will tell you what has tripped the check-engine light. Post the code(s) up and we'll take it from there. If the speedometer doesn't work, it's possible that you soaked the speed sensor's electrical connection and shorted it out. It's located on the transmission, so it's easily soaked when you go through water that deep.
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you may have poor ignition wires that need to be replaced or a bad electrical connection that is affected by water either for the ignition system or the fuel injection system. just some places to look.
check all harness connections for water
check for water at the ecm connections if under bonnet
check for water wet air filter
good motto --don't drive through water deeper than the tires from road to rim
Check cables must be tight at battery & starter. You must have 12 volts coming out of battery to starter. Pull your dip stick is it over filled or milky looking. If so you very likely have water in engine. Can you turn the fly wheel or is the engine locked up? Drain the oil replace filter remove spark plugs turn engine backward to unlock engine. Drain fuel and replace fuel filter. Remove air filter has it gotten wet? Now crank it over with Air filter & spark plugs out. Now put in new air filter spark plugs dry wires & coils. And start the car, If car starts don't drive drain transmission change filter. If it did not start you may have done damage to computer or wiring. But you got to see if engine is locked up if 12 volts is to starter & that no water is in oil or fuel.
it is a problem w/ignition wires put a NEW not used set of wires and it should run fine even after you dry old wires the problem that you have will not go away had the same problem with 850 turbo NEW IGNITION WIRES should solve your problem
This is water in your fuel lines. when it was very cold, the water in the lines froze. when it melts, it runs to the injector system and causes these types of things to happen during acceleration. i would pick up some techtron. ths is good stuff. it will remove the water and, clean out the fuel system.
sounds like your break booster is not working. you might have a major leak of vacume there. no vacume at booster and break pedel will be hard. that will also make it feel like it dosent have any power. chk. vacume filter in line going to booster see if pluged, if its got one. if not then i would say booster is bad.