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I have an oil leek,so i washed my engine with degreaser,now my car

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i have an oil leek,so i washed my engine with degreaser,now my car is puttering.what could it be?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ivan replied 7 years ago.

Hello and good evening, you most likely got water on the ignition components. What is the year, make, model and engine size of your car?


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
1997 nissan altama 2.4
Expert:  Ivan replied 7 years ago.
Focus on the ignition wires, coil wire, dist. cap and rotor. You definitely have water affected one or more of these components. If you remove the distributor cap, you may see water actually inside the cap. Look in these areas and you will get this car running again.