I think I flooded my 2009 Hyundai Elantra engine.....what should I do to get it to
start, without running my battery down?
WOT (wide open throttle) will clear a flooded engine. Just push the accelerator peddle all the way to the floor while cranking the engine. If the battery is dying, you'll have to jump it or put a charger on it.
Hi, Ken: this is Ed. I have a question. When we had hard throttle linkage, flooring it to dry out a flooded engine was always the answer. Since cars have gone to the electronic throttle (TPS) causing the driver's foot to in essence just send an electronic request to accelerate, does this still work? I really don't know.
Yes, it's part of the ECU to recognize WOT during startup, it restricts fuel flow/injectors so it can clear out any flooding.
Ken: thanks for the info.
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