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Unread 01-01-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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Hit some mud and water last night...help needed

Happy New Year!!

Took the Jeep out last night and hit some mud and water. Didn't think too much of the the water until it was coming over the hood. Well....started to run like crap after that. It would start and stay running (good news) but once I put in gear to drive off it died (bad news). Once I got it home, it seamed to run a little smoother....still have not driven it yet. I am planning on a new air filter, oil change, and plugs before going for a drive. Does this sound like it should fix the rough engine and popping that was not there before the water. Thanks for the help. Here are a couple pics of the Jeep when I got it home.

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Unread 01-01-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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Its a good possibility. If the water camer over the hood, you will possibly need to drain the differentials, tranny, transfer case. Check them and see if any water got into them.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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You very likely knocked Vacuum lines loose as well - look under the hood for the obvious and then carefully power wash the crap off the engine - then take it to get all your fluids changed, too.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #4
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You most likely have a some moisture in the top of your distibtor.
A littel squirt of WD-40 will do wonders for that.

Like the others posted I'd check every where there is suposed to be oil and not water or mud.
incase you are not aware. No lubes in a Jeep are supposed to look like a peanut butter milkshake.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 09:56 AM   #5
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You most likely have a some moisture in the top of your distibtor.
A littel squirt of WD-40 will do wonders for that.

Like the others posted I'd check every where there is suposed to be oil and not water or mud.
incase you are not aware. No lubes in a Jeep are supposed to look like a peanut butter milkshake.
Definitely need to check your cap as stated above. Moisture in your cap means awful running vehicle if it starts at all.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 10:41 AM   #6
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You very likely knocked Vacuum lines loose as well - look under the hood for the obvious and then carefully power wash the crap off the engine - then take it to get all your fluids changed, too.

"Take it to get all of your fluids changed." Are you sure you own a YJ?

Just kidding!

I am sure you meant to say, \ check all of your fluids /, right?
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Unread 01-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #7
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Auto trans I assume?
x2 on the vac lines
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Unread 01-01-2012, 11:07 AM   #8
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Auto trans I assume?
x2 on the vac lines

Wow, I did not catch that. Automatic tranny! OP should stay out of water.

Check your tranny fluid. If it is pink, you got water in the tranny. Do not drive it. Flush the tranny repeatedly, to remove all of the water. This includes changing the tranny filter.

Water in a automatic tranny will kill it. The clutch pad glue is water soluble and when wet will kill your tranny.

Stay out of water at least until you water proof your tranny, and then stay out of water.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 11:15 AM   #9
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Open hood, post up some pics of the outside and inside of your airbox.... is the air filter wet? How wet?
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Unread 01-01-2012, 11:42 AM   #10
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Open hood, post up some pics of the outside and inside of your airbox.... is the air filter wet? How wet?
The filter was wet, but not soaked and there is a little water in the back side of the box. I am going to dry that all out. I started it up with the box disconnected and it seams to run about normal now. Went up and down the driveway and it was normal there too.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 01:58 PM   #11
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The filter was wet, but not soaked and there is a little water in the back side of the box. I am going to dry that all out. I started it up with the box disconnected and it seams to run about normal now. Went up and down the driveway and it was normal there too.
You may have gotten very lucky.....
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Unread 01-01-2012, 02:39 PM   #12
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You may have gotten very lucky.....
Yes I did. Changed the filter, oil, plugs, cap and rotor....runs like a champ. I'll change all other fluids in a few days.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #13
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Yes I did. Changed the filter, oil, plugs, cap and rotor....runs like a champ. I'll change all other fluids in a few days.
Great way to start the New Year!!
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Unread 01-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #14
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Definitely need to check your cap as stated above. Moisture in your cap means awful running vehicle if it starts at all.
Yes, check your distributor cap. If you never changed it, it probably needs one and water in it will make it run like crap until it dries out. there are 2 phillips screws holding it on, unscrew them, take it off, and dry it out.

And as everyone else stated, make sure you check your diff fluid front and rear, and your trans fluid. They all have breather lines to vent pressure, but if you submerge them, they will take in water.
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You most likely have a some moisture in the top of your distibtor.
A littel squirt of WD-40 will do wonders for that.

Like the others posted I'd check every where there is suposed to be oil and not water or mud.
incase you are not aware. No lubes in a Jeep are supposed to look like a peanut butter milkshake.
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