STARTS UP BUT CAR WON'T RUN WHEN PUT IN GEAR.

  • Tiny
  • jay bee
  • 1994 Ford Escort
  • 155,000 miles

Car was running fine until I ran through water during rain storm. Car will start and run a little rough in park but will cut off when shifted in gear. Spark plug wells are dry and coil pack wires fires up.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 AT 11:44 AM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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How high was the water?
Did car start to run rough immediately after running through or only after some travelling distance?
Which engine do you have?

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 AT 12:38 PM
  • Tiny
  • jay bee
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After traveling a few miles. It is a 4-door 1.9.

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 AT 1:57 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Check the crankshaft sensor wire connector for water contamination.
Check for trouble codes.

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 AT 2:28 PM

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