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Old 04-16-2011, 10:14 PM
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Default something weird happened today

So I'm driving along and all of a sudden the engine starts running like a bag of hammers. It's as if someone yanked out a spark plug wire or two.

Very little power, no engine balance (shaked like a moth@$#%$er)

Only happened for less than a minute and then went away leaving me with normal operation.

Check engine light did not come on during this so I doubt there's a code stored in the history.

I'm a little stumped here, I mean it's a brand new truck with 11,300 km on it.

Any Ideas guys/gals?
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:17 PM
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dammit man did u leave ur tool box in the engine bay? lol

my friend once found a wrench in her car engine bay after being worked on at the car shop....like 5 months before haha

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oh and sorry idk man
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:22 PM
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Default Re: something weird happened today

bad gas? or something got through the fuel filter? was it raining or wet roads?
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:26 PM
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Default Re: something weird happened today

Yes it was pretty rainy and windy this morning when it happened.

The only thing I did differently today was that I was in a hurry and didn't let the engine warm up quite as long as I usually do, but I can't see that causing anything.

I was thinking water in the fuel but it did start easy and drive fine right before it happened.
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T-bar crank to level
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Old 04-16-2011, 10:34 PM
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water might of got into the intake happened once on my brothers neon.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:41 AM
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Wet high voltage circuit causing plugs to misfire. About the only self curing problem.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:50 PM
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check and clean your MAF
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: something weird happened today

On a 2011? Visit your dealer have it checked over.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:31 AM
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yeah use your warranty for all its worth!!
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