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Old 02-04-2008
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I messed up Big!

Long story short I was on a trail ride with some friends last weekend and I did a number on my truck. We were going though decent size water holes when I hit just enough speed to send the water over to hood and up the airbox, into the motor. It stalled right out right as I coasted out of the hole. Didn't even try and start it because I knew why it stalled... I pulled the plugs and shoot the all the water out and put everything back together and drove home. After changing the oil and air filter it runs fine other than the fact it wont go over 3000 rpms. The check never came on other than today when I went to move the in my driveway.

But I have a full warrenty.. Yes I know it doesnt cover f ups but should I do, check and or clean before bringing it in? I cleaned the truck outside and underneath aswell as a quick vac inside. No water got in the cab or any thing. So any tips as to what to tell them?


Heres a video of what happened http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvuoHz-Vs4c
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don't worry......Before taking it in, I'd take off your intake tube, wash it good, clean it. Take off your throttle body, clean it. Even more importantly, clean your MAF. I use CRC MAF Cleaner...and it works well....I use it on every oil change. Might also want to use Seafoam through the brake booster vaccum line, then swap in new plugs.

I'd first try those out before venturing over to the dealer.
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did you drive it? dont they have a rev limiter at 3k?

id try and take it down the street, if you bent a rod itl vibrate and knock like crazy. and if you ddint then you may have a fuel mixture problem due to the mud ball you just made of your maf.

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clean the MAF
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if u rev it in park it wont go past 3k
u gotta drive it and get on her to jump thoes rpm up. if it does it in drive then something is messed up. clean it and take it in
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Yeah it runs and drives. Even when driving if I give it abit of gas it will sputter and run rough. Im going to clean the MAF right now.
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we have the same problem
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BAD *** VIDEO!

Other than that, I did the same thing a few years ago, $800 later from the stealership, all was good.

Brenton
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i agree clean the MAF first
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I cleaned the MAF and it didnt really help much. Its at the dealership now so all I can do is cross my fingers.
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I cleaned the MAF and it didnt really help much. Its at the dealership now so all I can do is cross my fingers.


let me know what the deal is bc i plan on soaking my MAF tomorrow night
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I got a call back and they said three of the sparkplugs were cracked. They quoted $185 to replace them and I told them hell no. So after I replace them Ill let you know how its running.
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looks like you shoulda been in your f-250, but it looked fun!
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I sold it.. I have a bronco II that im going to make my woods beater, its just not road legal yet.
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don't forget to change all your fluid, axles tranny and 2 case. and i would also clean your injectors. and i second the seafoam. i hydrolocked my truck a few years a go too.
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You sold it?


Now, who was it that told you to change/check your spark plugs????.......


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don't worry......Before taking it in, I'd take off your intake tube, wash it good, clean it. Take off your throttle body, clean it. Even more importantly, clean your MAF. I use CRC MAF Cleaner...and it works well....I use it on every oil change. Might also want to use Seafoam through the brake booster vaccum line, then swap in new plugs.

I'd first try those out before venturing over to the dealer.
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Changed the spark plugs and now it runs 100%! The dealer said that plugs 5 and 6 where cracked, and they were right. They asked if I was offroading and i said "only alittle bit of trail riding"
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lol.
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