flooded engine

Asked by Nov 21, 2018 at 10:40 AM about the 2009 Hyundai Elantra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I think I flooded my 2009 Hyundai Elantra engine.....what should I do to get it to
start, without running my battery down?

4 Answers


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.

Best Answer Mark helpful

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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