Q: Driving through water makes my truck bog down.

asked by on

When I am driving and go through a water puddle or ever wet mud something under my truck gets wet and it likes to bog down. When I accelerate it wants to bog out and sounds like its girgling. After i floor it a few times it stops.

My car has 149319 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, and thank you for writing in. When looking under the vehicle you will see several electrical connections that may be to blame. The oxygen sensors, starter connections, and transmission sensors that can all cause the computers to struggle in regulating the engine. If the sensor is not an issue when dry, then you may not want to look at replacing any parts, but turn your attention into installing a shield on the bottom of the vehicle. You should also take a good look at all of the listed components above to make sure no wires or connections are openly exposed to the environment. Wrap any open wires with electrical tape, or replace the wire altogether. Look for signs or corrosion and rust. If the problem gets worse, you may want to have some electrical testing done, or have the vehicle scanned for codes (which must be done when the symptoms are present). For more diagnostic help, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Driving through water makes my truck bog down.

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: Do I need to replace the turbo?

Hello. There are several reasons why your car might be low on power. Some of these are related to the turbocharging system: lose high pressure hoses, blow-off valve control hoses, and circuitry (regulates the amount of boost to the engine...

Q: what would make a thud thud thud sound that slows down while coming to a stop and the front end also shakes when brakes press hard

This sound like the brake rotors are warped badly. I would suggest having the brakes inspected by a mechanic to verify the problem and diagnose any problems with the braking system. I would think the brake rotors and pads in...

Q: Changed heads and now it won't start. Dodge dealer said no compression

Hi there. For the valve seats to drop out of the cylinder head(s), the engine overheat must of been severe. Assuming you followed proper procedure replacing the cylinder heads. This would lead me to believe it to be the compression...

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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...