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SGTS Nov 4, 8:33pm - #317935 
2001 silver Toyota Celica
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Neighborhood Flood

drove my car thru a neighborhood flood. water as high has the gutter overlapping the grass. my celi started to hesitate, and then stalls at the edge of the flood (about ankle high water).able to start it up, thick smoke coming out from the exhaust for about 2 min.
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ghostingcelica Nov 4, 8:42pm - #317936 
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hope you dont have a CAI
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SGTS Nov 4, 8:49pm - #317937 
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(sorry spilled my drink) driving my car it bogs, no acceleration, lost of power. dealership found nothing wrong, but just cleaned the sensers, maf,iac,and reprogrammed the ecu to it's specs. threw a bottle of BK or BG fuel system cleaner, and the celi ran as it was brand new. after 1/2 an hour of driving it started to loose pick up in 1st and 2nd gears, bogs down until i hit about 3000 rpm. the power kicks in. brought back to the dealership 2 more times, and they did exactly the same procedure as the 1st. Has anybody had this problem? if so, what did you do to fix it?
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SGTS Nov 4, 8:51pm - #317938 
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no, everthing is stock
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jonnyess Nov 4, 8:52pm - #317939 

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Sorry to hear about your problem dude. I can only hope there weren't any fishies in your neighborhood!!! spineyes

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SGTS Nov 4, 9:03pm - #317940 
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i hear you. just irritated of my stupidity
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SGTS Nov 4, 9:07pm - #317941 
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i did buy new denso plug's and ran a little better
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SGTS Nov 4, 9:11pm - #317942 
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i read a post in the past from the B-Bomber about the first O2 senser being damaged. causing the ecu to go lean. can anybody tell me where this O2 senser is located?
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renfield90 Nov 5, 10:42pm - #317943 

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if your O2 sensor is bad, the car should be throwing a CEL, so I'm not sure if that could be the problem (worth looking into though).

Does the car run fine everytime you reset the ECU and bring it to the dealer? Or did it work fine after the first visit, and then the condition stayed the same even after repeated visits?
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SGTS Nov 5, 10:57pm - #317944 
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it worked fine after the first visit, but running it awhile, that problem persist.
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SGTS Nov 5, 11:01pm - #317945 
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each time i reset the ECU, mounds of power, great feel, like it did before i drove into the flood
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GTQuentin Nov 6, 4:17am - #317946 

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y would you drive in a flood?
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SGTS Nov 7, 1:43am - #317947 
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i was cutting thru the neighberhood. i was running late for work, and ended up late anyways. i was following the cars in front of, didn't relize it was that deep until i hit the middle. it was too late for me to turn around so i went thru. angry
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