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I ran through a big water puddle that was really deep and it made my truck stall after going thru it. It wouldn't start for about an hour and a half. But since then it's been running really rough and reving at random times on it own and sounding like its gonna stall but hasn't yet. And it's been doing this for as little over a week. Did something ruin underneath my truck from getting wet?? What can I do or check to fix this problem

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If you have a distributor remove the cap and dry it out with wire dry, if not then you need to go thru all spark plugs each end checking the to be dry including coil packs and plugs, Also the spark plugs could of fouled out if water entered the combustion chamber if your engine light turned on after then take it to any auto parts store they will tell you what’s wrong for free with the ecu reader.

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Best take it to the dealer.

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SOURCE: I hit a puddle and now my truck won't run

take a heat lamp or a small electric heater with blower and set it up near your ECM {computer} let it sit there about a day. Remove heat source and start it up.

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you need to check your fuel pressure

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SOURCE: 1991 gmc sonoma random loss of power

could be the crankshaft sensor causing the timing to be off if it has a coilpack type distributor or if it has a gear driven distributor then it could be either the distributor itself or possibly just cap and rotor

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SOURCE: 03 Chevy Tahoe, ran a little rough, than check engine light came

when the check engine comes back on get it right to a computer at your local mechanic so you can tell what the problem is

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SOURCE: 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Runs Rough

I had a simalar issue,replaced lower O2 senser and cured it.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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