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Old 08-11-2018, 01:21 PM
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Help !!! I just bought a RX 8 was running fine till I washed it today

After I washed it started right up then died so I fired it up and it idels really low when I try to drive it it acts bogged down plz help!!!
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:50 PM
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Hey Adam,
do you have an aftermarket intake system?
if it sucked water in, it can cause what you're currently experiencing.

Pop the hood and make sure the water filter didn't get soaked.
Next, check your MAF sensor, if that gets wet it can also cause issues.
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Old 08-11-2018, 02:55 PM
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Hey Adam,
do you have an aftermarket intake system?
if it sucked water in, it can cause what you're currently experiencing.

Pop the hood and make sure the water filter didn't get soaked.
Next, check your MAF sensor, if that gets wet it can also cause issues.
no it's stock my wire for my map sensor is hanging down just found that out I think the spark plugs may have went bad
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my wire for my map sensor is hanging down
what do you mean it's 'hanging down'?
as in unplugged?
are the wires frayed at all?

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just found that out I think the spark plugs may have went bad
why would the spark plugs go bad after a car wash?
that doesn't really make sense to be honest.

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Do you mean the MAF sensor? Did you wash the engine compartment? Because that would definitely do it...
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what do you mean it's 'hanging down'?
as in unplugged?
are the wires frayed at all?


why would the spark plugs go bad after a car wash?
that doesn't really make sense to be honest.
Wires are pulled out just hanging like they got ripped out
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Do you mean the MAF sensor? Did you wash the engine compartment? Because that would definitely do it...
No I didn't
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How does a wiring harness get ripped out from washing a car???
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How does a wiring harness get ripped out from washing a car???
It was already ripped off
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Pictures?

If that's the case I wonder how the car ran before car wash.
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Pictures?

If that's the case I wonder how the car ran before car wash.
It ran good when I got it like it should
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And when you say ripped out, do you mean the plug is disconnected or someone cut the wires?
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