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Old 08-18-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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1996 Mustang GT Misfire after washing Engine?

So today I washed the engine and used some degreaser when it was cool of course but when I was finished I started it up and it was misfiring and idling very rough. I plugged my scanner into it and it was misfiring from cylinder #7. Needless to say I wont be doing this again. What should I do? If I let it dry out will that fix it?
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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Cover the distributor cap with something plastic, 3lb. butter bowl works pretty good, then always keep the direct streams away from the cap area. You should be all right then. It has happened to me before, I usually take a box fan and point down towards the front of the motor, This will help evaporate the water. When it starts drive it around and the engine heat will do the rest.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:59 AM   #3
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You've got water down your #7 spark plug hole. You can vacuum the water out with a wet/dry vac, then just let it dry and you should be fine. You should unplug the spark plug wire to let the connection dry as well.
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Old 08-18-2009, 12:12 PM   #4
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i would let it dry out however i would also check the spark plug and the wire you mave a bad plug or wire maybe even both
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