2004 Hyundai Sonata Car stalls after rain?

Tiny
JILLIAN2004
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  • 2004 HYUNDAI SONATA
2004 Hyundai Sonata 6 cyl Automatic 68000 miles

A few months ago my car starting feeling as if it were going to stall out while driving and had a hard time turning over while being started out of nowhere. During this time the check engine light came on. I let the car sit for about a week and only drove it when I had to. After about a week the car began to run like normal and the light went off. Until today! We had a real heavy rain here today that caused some minor flooding on the roads. I was a few blocks from my house and my car began behaving as it had a few months ago and then actually stalled out and the check engine light came on. I was able to get the car started after having some difficulty getting it to turn over and managed to get it home. I have it sitting in the driveway now. The last time this happened I had the car hooked to a diagnostic and the code P1372 came out. I looked online and it says this code means Segment Time Acquisition Incorrect. Could something have gotten wet that is causing my car to do this? I can't remember if it rained heavy the last time trhis happened. Also, I remember something scraping the bottom of my car a few weeks before this happened the first time, not sure if it could be related. Could something have punctured a hole somewhere beneath my car and would that cause it to do this.
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 7:09 PM

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Tiny
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DTC P1372: SEGMENT TIME ACQUISITION INCORRECT
DESCRIPTION
Misfire induces a decrease of the engine speed and causes a variation in the segment period. Therefore misfiring detection is based on the observation of this variation of segment period.
DTC DETECTING CONDITION
INSPECTION PROCEDURES
1. CHECK DTC RELATING TO CKPS
Connect Hi-Scan (Pro) to data link connector.
Turn ignition switch to ON and monitor DTCs relating to CKPS
Are DTCs relating to CKPS also set?
No: Go to the next step.
Yes: Do all repairs associated with those codes before proceeding with this procedure.
2. CHECK INSTALLATION OF CKPS & SENSOR WHEEL
Turn ignition switch to OFF and disconnect CKPS connector.
Check sensor wheel for damaged teeth, crack, improper installation and measure the clearance between CKPS and sensor wheel with a depth gauge.
Check CKPS for loose, bent, corroded, contaminated, deteriorated or damaged connector.


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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 7:35 PM
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So I took the car to get looked at at a local oil well. Because it was the closest and I needed an oil change. They performed a diagnostic test and this time two codes came out. The first was P0372- Timing reference high resolution signal a too few pulses, and the second was P0355 Ignition coil E primary/secondary circuit malfunction. First the guy told me that I should take it to my mechanic and have the timing belt looked at with the first code and then when the second came out he said that it was probably a coil pack that needed to be replaced. Does this sound accurate? Also, is there a way that I can check the timing belt or coil packs before I ride to my mechanic. He's quite the distance away but since I'm not sure what's wrong I'd rather go to him then someone I don't know. Also, the engine light went off after leaving the oil well which was the very next day after it first came on and the car stalled out
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Monday, July 6th, 2009 AT 7:43 AM
Tiny
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Yes you should have your mechanic take a look at it
as it is a lot of possibilities and it range from a loose wire to bad sensor and or coil and so on
have to get in and check
light went out may be because they reset the PCM after checking the codes
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Monday, July 6th, 2009 AT 7:54 AM
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Thanks for the info and the links! I'm definitely going to head to my mechanic.I just wish that he were closer
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Monday, July 6th, 2009 AT 8:32 AM

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