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2004 Chevrolet Malibu Base 4dr Sedan

2004 Chevrolet Malibu
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Midsize
24 mpg city / 34 mpg hwy
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June 11, 2013, 5:36 pm

Jennifer R

Question: wet air filtet

drove through some water car stalled puff of smoke came from exhaust air filter is extremely wet how much damage do you think I have done??

June 13, 2013, 9:32 am

Richard W
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You need to pull all the spark plugs before you try and start it again. If you don't you can do damage to the motor. If you have not already. If you got to muck water into the engine it will bend the connecting rod to the piston/. Which means you need a new engine. Some times the engine will stall before that happens. So that is why you need to remove the spark plugs before you crank the engine over.

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