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Old 04-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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mud x water + engine = WTF?

Sooo, went out for the first time this season to a local truck pond, everything went well, hit the mud and had a blast. I get back home after a 15 min drive on the highway, everything is still good....SgtMaj see's my jeep, says all the mud is "unsafe" so I was told to wash it, so like a good boy I did. After cleaning the exterior off, I do a light spray of the engine compartment, low pressure, trying to avoid all major electrical components as much as one could....needless to say I obviously didn't do a good enough job. I go to crank it over and it turns and turns, the only way the engine will turn over is with WOT and even then it ran like an emphysema patient. I let it sit overnight, went to check it this morning, and it started back up but again only with the throttle wide open. Took it for a quick drive tried to get it home and it died in the middle of the intersection, my buddy had to, (no homo) slam me in the rear tire carrier and push me home. It will start now, but with an idle holding at about 2000rpm. Its throwing a strange code, something like heater control junk and stuff p0051 as well as p0031, if my memory serves me correct...any ideas....sorry for the novel length post, i'm new to this

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my buddy had to, (no homo) slam me in the rear tire carrier




Wow...I just burst out laughing at that one.

I'd check all your electrical connections...unplug em, maybe even spray a lil wire dryer in there, let em dry out and plug em back in. Sounds like a sensor is shorting out somewhere.

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Check for water under the floor mats. Mine gets wet inside no matter how carefully I wash the engine. Good luck getting it to run again.
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Never wash the engine bay with the engine off.

Remove the distributor cap and wipe it good with a paper towel and then light spray with WD40 and wipe again.
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