Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I took out the spark plugs that were wet of gas and I put in new ones. Truck starts right up runs for a few blocks and then starts chugging.

asked by on

My truck has wet spark plugs and will crank but won't start so I buy new plugs truck starts right up and I drive few blocks and it's back chug chug chugging I press gas pedal and no power and I park it won't start again

Hi there. Check the fuel injectors and see if they are leaking or if there is debris in the nozzle. A leaking injector will cause the spark plugs to be wet and make the engine chug. If you need further assistance with your engine chugging, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I took out the spark plugs that were wet of gas and I put in new ones. Truck starts right up runs for a few blocks and then starts chugging.

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: Had the tires rotated and now there is a slight jerkiness in the steering at low speed during turns.

I believe your problem is as simple as having your tires re-balanced and having an alignment done on your car. I wouldn't go too far in depth with this issue at this point because it doesn't seem too serious at...

Q: engine full of gas

Hi there. The issue is the fuel pump relay is malfunctioning and causing the fuel pump to pump to much when it is not demanded. The knocking noise is the fuel going into the cylinders and hydrolocking the cylinders. I...

Q: Why does my '90 Chevy C1500 turn over but not start? I'm getting fuel and a spark.

Assuming the spark is adequate and fuel pressure is within specifications, an extremely worn out set of spark plugs may be the culprit. It could be a restricted exhaust system (i.e. a plugged catalytic converter) if you had a lack...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.