Q: bogging

asked by on

After washing my car engine bogged a bit and sounded as if it were hydrolocked, also the check engine light came on as this happened and has not yet left.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in about your 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse. I would recommend that you open your air filter to make sure that it is dry. If you drove your car through a car wash while the car was on you may experience what you are calling a hydrolock. However, if it is wet don’t just replace the air filter. Make sure you use a rag and clean it out to so that you don’t get more water on the new one and introduce the same problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My 1997 eclipse is dying on Me and I have no check engine light . What can it be ?

Hi Issac. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Usually, when a car starts then stalls while driving or waiting at a stop signal, it's due to a fuel or ignition problem - possibly the mass air flow sensor or ignition coil....

Q: i think its the water pump

Be sure the drain plug on the bottom of the radiator is closed and secure. There are a variety of potential leak points in the cooling system. If, using a mirror, you can see coolant leaking out of the water...

Q: Do all xtronic transmissions have a shudder when accelerating

The transmission shudder is very common of a problem but is not normal and the transmission control module may be in need of reprogramming as per a technical bulletin NTB15-014B dated 4/5/2016. This is a recent TSB and may not...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...