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WS.6 no likey auto car wash.

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    WS.6 no likey auto car wash.

    Took the car through auto car wash couple days ago and car never ran right sense. When I first start it, I have to let it run for a few minutes or it will buck and hesitate. But after a few minutes it runs fine, strong as ever. I have an AFR guage, usually when cold the guage go's all crazy until the o2 sensor warms up then reads like normal, now when cold it reads full rich, i mean even before I start the car just turning the key to accessory or run position. I think I fried an o2 sensor in the car wash or somethin. Anyone know how much they run? Man I hope it turns out to just be an o2 sensor and not a coil pack or something.

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    Did the car wash have a jets that sprayed up underneath the car?

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    I believe so, the under body wash or some crap,.....I have only been through there 3 times and this is the first and last time it made my car act up. No more auto wash for me.

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    black, 05 Roush
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    yep......called advanced auto they carry the o2 sensors so I am just going to pick 2 up tonight and swap them out and see if it doesnt clear it up.

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    thats a pretty dumb idea to do auto wash, dirt and contaminants could be trapped in their brushes which can work their way into your paint and cause mico scratches, dulling your paint.

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    Unfortunately when its about 10 deg outside and you want to get the salt off the car, you dont usually feel like standing in the driveway with a hose and bucket for a half hour.

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    yeah and then having it all freeze on you too!! its not fun, i hate taking it to the car wash but i have no choice sometimes

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    its better than letting the salt eat away at my body and underneith my car and create rust

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMR Arb View Post
    its better than letting the salt eat away at my body and underneith my car and create rust
    Mine never sees snow or rain [hardly] and i take it through auto -no touch wash once a month...bottom of my car is clean and road dirt/dust/grime/crap free...
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    yeah i wish i could just keep my car in the garage and drive it in only nice weather but i don't have the money for another car

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    I live in Indiana and get snow=road salt. That is why I went through the auto wash like stated before, I just didnt want to be out in the cold. Next time I will just have to be cold. I did get the problem fixed though. Took the connectors from passenger side o2 sensor and unhooked them to dry them out with the ole lady's hair drier and all is well.

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    good to hear man!

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    yea i took mine through the auto wash once, and water got into my front left blinker light....and messed it up so i had to replace it

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    thats not good man! i hate when lights have water in them, its so annoying

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