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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxluisf14 11-22-2013 10:46 AM

Big Puddles = Engine Light & Backfiring?
 
Hey guys. Took my 2000 TJ off roading today. I went through some big puddles, splashin' water all about. Anyways, on the drive home, i noticed my car back-firing, and the check engine light turned on.

Any help on how i can fix this guys?

Thanks in advanced.

-Luis

Jerry Bransford 11-22-2013 10:53 AM

Which engine, and if it's the 2000 is it one of the earlier models that still has a distributor?

Either way it sounds like water got up inside a distributor cap & needs to be dried out.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxluisf14 11-22-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 6308258)
Which engine, and if it's the 2000 is it one of the earlier models that still has a distributor?

Either way it sounds like water got up inside a distributor cap & needs to be dried out.

I believe it still has a distributor. I'll see if there's any water in there.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxluisf14 11-22-2013 11:22 AM

Hmm, there wasn't any water but i shot some WD-40 in there just in case.

The car is no longer back-firing, but the engine light is still on.

You guys think it'll turn off anytime soon?

K.wag 11-22-2013 11:28 AM

I believe they only turn off when reset. They don't just go off once the problem is fixed. A lot of auto parts stores will do this for free such as NAPA

Jerry Bransford 11-22-2013 11:28 AM

Disconnect the battery's negative lead for 2-3 minutes to clear the CEL.


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