Last night we had a large amount of rain in just a span of fifteen minutes.
I drove over a lot of water in the road. So much, it pushed my splash shield under the alternator out of the way.
I have always -- like the majority of us -- had the EVAP codes.
Car was sputtering after the water last night.
Left the garage door open, opened the hood and went to bed.
Woke up at 4:00 p.m. to drive and it was misfiring badly. Stopped and scanned and a pending code has cylinder three misfire. During the misfiring on the highway, the CEL was blinking.
After scanning, I filled the fuel tank (I had 1/4 tank left after all that rain)
On the way home, it smoothed out noticeably. So, I went on to drive 1 1/2 hours straight highway to my current destination this evening. On the highway at 55, on the way to my destination this evening, no hiccups -- until I merged to the off-ramp, went to re-accelerate in third gear and the sputtering is back.
It is my intention, arriving back home tomorrow, to remove the coil packs and take the plugs out to inspect. My thought is water mixed in with the fuel due to the EVAP leaks.
Also tonight, arriving at my destination, I noticed that my car is not holding consistently on a small grade (stick shift) while in first or any gear. It started moving a little. Backed up, turned car off, put the car in second and it still moved a little. Ended up engaging the parking brake. Why did this start after all that rain?
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