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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:20 AM
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Stalling when wet

Quick question on behalf of someone new to Rovers. This friend of mine says his 90 stalls and sputters when he's off road and crossing water. First question was depth of water which he says less than a foot. But he says he's moving through it quickly so it splashes pretty good.

I've never experienced this before and im fresh out of ideas. He is 5 hours away so I can't see what's happening.

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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:54 AM
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bad ignition wires? cap/rotor......just a guess .. tell him to go out there at night with a spray bottle .. with the truck running spray the wires and watch the light show ...
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:55 AM
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What year 90? I had similar problems and it was the ignition module
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Pretty sure it's got 94 with square lights in the back.

Great idea re spray bottle. I'll suggest he do that and utube it.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Replace the spark plug wires and encourage him to register here if that doesn't solve the issue.

Another part of the solution is not trying to look like a speedboat when he goes through puddles.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Could've gotten coil connections wet, mine does this when I wash it.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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Could've gotten coil connections wet, mine does this when I wash it.
I think so. He's going to start with new wires and move from there.

Thanks guys.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 08:00 AM
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Clay, for what it's worth, with quality (i.e., all aftermarket) wires, dizzy, and coil, the engine runs fine with a carwash wand spraying directly on and soaking these parts.
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Did he ever figure out what the issue was?
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Old May 1st, 2013, 06:44 PM
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The LH shock cover was missing. Hit a puddle and it would soak the coil, module, etc. I reproduced the issue easily by spraying water in the wheelwell with the truck idling- once water hit the coil wire it would stall instantly.
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