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2008 Mercury Mountaineer Question: When it rains water collects in the rear plug well and causes the engine to miss

 

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slickster 123, Hingham, WI, October 14, 2013, 07:52
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This has happened many times it was suggested to put silicone on the tab on the back of the hood that didn't work plugs have been changed and new coils installed.

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    G. T. Service Center (3104 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG October 14, 2013, 08:05
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    This happens a lot with 4.6l-5.4l engines. Driving through water puddles and such the water above the hood on the outside of the car as you can see. Well the water also goes in the engine compartment, you don't see. I have put some sealer on the top ring of the spark plug boots, where it contacts the top of the spark plug hole. This seems to help with the water problem.

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    slickster 123, October 14, 2013, 08:12
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    I will try that .
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    pushrod October 14, 2013, 14:55
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    If it is on the passenger side toward the rear of the engine, check for heater hose leak.

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    slickster 123, October 14, 2013, 15:02
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    Drivers side Thank You

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    pushrod, October 14, 2013, 15:14
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    U R Welcom. Sometimes Liquid Wrench spray silicone applied on coils will help. Is it usually parked on level ground?

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    slickster 123, October 14, 2013, 16:37
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    Yes it is always parked on level ground. Its becoming a real pain. I don't understand why its just the rear cylinder on drivers side only. I might try and cut a shield out of some tin to divert the water.

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    pushrod, October 14, 2013, 16:42
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    Try that spray silicone, it works pretty good. Reason i ask about level ground, had a customer that parked with the front end down hill, bad problem with wet coil/plug boots when raining.. Turned vehicle around, solved problem! Was hoping you could the same.

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    slickster 123, October 14, 2013, 17:01
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    I will try that tomorrow.
    Thanks for the help!!!

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