pressure washed engine, now all kinds of problems(have washed before not often never had a problem)

Asked by Jun 09, 2017 at 10:22 PM about the 2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

poor gas mileage  6mpg
cranks and idles smoothly
surges and bucks   while driving
transmission not shifting properly
i do know egr valve needs replacing
130,000 miles



2 Answers

79,675

You probably got the coil wet. I would pull all the spark plugs, spark plug wires and the coil and dry them out. When re-installing them, seal the rubber boots with dielectric grease. If you CEL is on you may have ruined the coil pack. Have the codes read to know more.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
70,995

Also, it may take several days to dry everything out. Pressure washing drives water deep into electrical components. The plugs, wiring, and other things are designed to seal out dampness and road splash. But not the force of water under high pressure. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    11,050
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,400
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,560
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
103 Great Deals out of 3,051 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Expedition
21 Great Deals out of 335 listings starting at $3,871
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
4 Great Deals out of 742 listings starting at $6,935
Used Ford F-150
528 Great Deals out of 10,089 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Edge
126 Great Deals out of 2,198 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Acadia
46 Great Deals out of 1,848 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Durango
114 Great Deals out of 1,089 listings starting at $1,888
Used Toyota Highlander
25 Great Deals out of 696 listings starting at $2,010
Used Ford Escape
213 Great Deals out of 5,477 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda Pilot
25 Great Deals out of 780 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
496 listings starting at $3,990
Used Nissan Pathfinder
22 Great Deals out of 771 listings starting at $1,900
Used GMC Yukon
12 Great Deals out of 976 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
4 Great Deals out of 67 listings starting at $2,800

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 664 listings starting at $33,551
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 132 listings starting at $23,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $19,399
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 144 listings starting at $13,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.