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Old October 14th, 2008, 10:59 PM
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My D-90 is afraid of the water.

The other day at MAR my truck died after going through a sizable puddle at speed. The engine definitely got wet and a few people suggested the distributor may have not was been properly sealed. After taking it apart, not finding any moisture and waiting about 10 min, it started again.

A few days ago I power washed all the mud off the truck and was careful not the get the distributor wet. Same thing happened and the truck would not start for about one hour. I blew air from a compressor on all the electrical parts in the engine compartment with no effect.

What else could it be? Any tips would be appreciated.

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Old October 14th, 2008, 11:25 PM
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I think we are all in the same boat except those that have done some real good waterproofing or better...have a diesel
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Old October 14th, 2008, 11:46 PM
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Water ingress could also occur in the filter air intake, screwing up the MAF and possibly fouling spark in the engine or elsewhere. Make sure the litte rubber drain on the bottom of the air filter housing is clear, or fit a snorkel.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 09:38 AM
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bad ground wire between the engine and frame ? try running a new ground from the engine to the battery.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 05:03 PM
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I think there is something else going on. unfortunately I have no idea what it is. I had the same exact problem about 4 yrs ago. I never figured it out. I have been nervous every time since then when I cross deep water. I make sure not to rush into it and splash water inside the hood if at all possible. i am very curious if anyone has ideas here.
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Worn spark plug wires arcing, swamped computer, holes in the air intake hose, distributor cap not completely sealed.

Plus the fan sprays a ton of water all throughout the engine compartment.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 09:19 PM
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Worn spark plug wires arcing, swamped computer, holes in the air intake hose, distributor cap not completely sealed.

Plus the fan sprays a ton of water all throughout the engine compartment.
I don't have a distrubutor, and there aren't any holes in the airhose. So that leaves swamper computer and SP wires worn. I replaced my SP wires about 2 yrs ago and I didn't notice any problem areas in the old ones but I haven't made any deep wading passes like when I lived in the south so i can't comment on if it fixed the problem or not. I was leaning towards swamped computer the whole time though. I wonder if anyone has any good tips on waterproofing the computer?
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Old October 16th, 2008, 09:49 PM
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I was responding to the OP who has a 1995, however it is obvious on a GEMS truck if water is getting into the computer. Look at the bottom of it near the drain hole to see if water is getting in there will be evidence. Since you have GEMS you can also add wet crank position sensor to your list.
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