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What does car do when water in gas tank

The car is missing.. could water in the gas be causing it ?

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THERE IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH LINCOLNS IF YOUR INNER FENDER SPLASH GUARDS ARE MISSING WATER IS ABLE TO GET IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT & UP INTO THE CYLINDER HEADS WHERE THE SPARK PLUGS ARE TO FIND OUT (1) LOOK AT THE INNER FENDERS IF YOU DON'T SEE FLAPS WHERE THE UPPER BALL JOINT IS THIS IS WHATS HAPPENING THERE ON BOTH SIDES AND SORT OF LOOK LIKE BIG TRIANGLES WITH A SLICED CUT IN THE MIDDLE SO THEY DRAPE OVER THE BALL JOINT AND YOU WILL SEE LITTLE PUSH CLIP HOLES IN THE INNER FENDER IF THEY ARE MISSING SO NOW IF THIS IS THE CASE YOU WILL REMEMBER GOING TO THE CAR WASH OR DRIVING IN THE RAIN AND IT HAPPENS THE NEXT DAY TO CHECK FURTHER FOR THIS PROBLEM PULL OUT YOUR PLUG WIRES ONE AT A TIME AND LOOK INTO THE SPARK PLUG CHAMBER WITH THE PLUG STILL IN YOU WILL SEE THE WATER NEXT TO THE PLUG AND THE SPARK PLUG WIRE BOOT SHOUL BE WET IF THIS IS WHAT YOU SEE TO FIX IT YOU MUST DO THESE THINGS IN THIS SEQUENCE (A) TAKE A LONG THIN & SKINNY SCREW DRIVER (B) TAKE LONG PIECES OF FABRIC EX.OLD SHIRTS SLEEVES OR WHAT EVER YOU HAVE BUT IT MUST BE IN LONG STRIPS(C)WRAP THE FABRIC AROUND THE SCREW DRIVER AND PUSH IT DOWN INTO THE SPARK PLUG CHAMBER JUST DO THIS EASY WITH THE PLUG STILL IN THE HEAD TRY TO GET THE FABRIC TO DRINK UP THE WATER AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AND AS MANY TIMES AS YOU HAVE TO ON EACH CYLINDER (D)ONCE YOU THINK YOU HAVE ALLTHE WATER OUT ON EACH ONE SPRAY BRAKE PARTS CLEANER DOWN INTO THE SPARK PLUG CHAMBERS PLUGS STILL IN THE HEAD THIS WILL MIX WITH ANY REMAINING WATER AND EVAPORATE IT COMPLETELY ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS PROCESS YOU MUST NOW (E) CHECK EACH PLUG WIRE FOR MOISTURE AND ALSO SPLITS OR CRACKS IN THE BOOTS BY FLEXING THE BOOTS AND SQUEEZING THE BOTTOMS IF YOU FIND CRACKS OR SPLITS OR MELTED BOOTS THIS WILL CAUSE POSITIVE VOLTAGE TO LEAK TO GROUND RESULTING IN MISFIRES AND THE WIRES MUST BE REPLACED(F) NOW YOU MUST TAKE OUT EACH SPARK PLUG AND CLEAN REGAP AND CHECK FOR CRACKS IN THE PORCELAIN HOUSING IF OK? (G) SPRAY WITH BRAKE PARTS CLEANER AND LET IT DRY 1 MINUTE IS ALL YOU NEED THE PARTS CLEANER IS COMBUSTIBLE AND PUT THE PLUG/S BACK IN ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THIS PROCESS YOU MUST NOW GET THOSE SPLASH GUARDS OR SUBSITUTE OLD FLOOR MATS AND WIRE TIES TO COVER THE OPENING AND STOP THE WATER FROM GETTING INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.NOW IF FOR SOME REASON YOU DID GET WATER IN YOUR FUEL WHICH CAN HAPPEN FROM A STATION GET A COUPLE OF CANS OF 3 DRY GAS & 3 FUEL INJECTION CLEANER AND THROW THEM IN FILL UP THE TANK IT WILL MIX AND DRY OUT AND BURN OUT UNTIL IT IS GONE FUEL ADDITIVES LIKE OCTANE BOOSTERS WILL ALSO HELP PURGE THE WATER OUT BY IT MIXING TOGETHER AND BURNING OFF AS A MIXTURE AND LAST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN A LOCKING GAS CAP IS A DETERRANT FOR DIRTY LOW LIFES WHO CAN'T GO AT YOU FACE TO FACE IF YOU SHOULD SEE SPARKLING LIGHT REFLECTIONS ON THE SPARK PLUG ELECTRODES(THIS IS THE HOOKED LIKE PART ON THE BOTTOM THAT YOU GAP) THERE IS SUGAR IN YOUR GAS TANK AND YOU CAN GET IT OUT BY THE SAME METHOD AND ALSO CHANGING THE FUEL FILTER A FEW TIMES BUT DROPPING THE TANK IS BETTER AND CLEANING IT OUT THIS IS AN OLD GIRL WITH ALOT OF MILES? ANYWAY I HOPE THAT THIS IS NOT THE CASE HERE BUT I JUST FIGURED I TELL YOU SO YOU COULD COVER ALL THE BASES IF THE PROBLEM STILL EXISTS THOSE ARE GREAT CARS NICE AND ROOMY AND IF RUNNING RIGHT GREAT ON GAS ALSO CROWN VICTORIA PARTS ARE THE SAME FOR ALL 4.6'S THIS INCLUDES ENGINE /CHASSIS /SUSPENSION /GAS TANK 20GAL.REARENDS SO IF YOU GOT A U-PULL-IT JUNK YARD WHERE YOU LIVE GET IN THERE AND GET THOSE CHEAP PARTS POLICE PACKAGE PARTS ARE THE SAME 95-96-97 GOOD LUCK AND FOLLOW THE OUT LINED PROCEEDURES ABOVE AND YOU WILL FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS THIS INFO IS COMING TO YOU FROM A MECHANIC WHO HAS HAD MANY CROWN VICS AND TOWNCARS TO FIX IN TAXI COMPANIES ALL OVER N.Y.C. AND HAS ALSO OWNED THEM RIGHT NOW MY TOWN CAR HAS 416,876 MILES ON HER AND MY FRIEND TONYS 97 TC HAS 584,387 SO YOUR GETTING GOOD STUFF HERE AND EVERYBODY ELSE WHO FINDS THIS POSTING GOOD LUCK! AND AS BART WOULD SAY LATER MAN!

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