Recently replaced opti spark. Car ran fine till motor got wet. replaced plug wires and cleaned plugs. It started but ran rough, now won't start its getting gas has spark but is flooding out.

Asked by Oct 30, 2014 at 04:19 PM about the 1995 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Could this be a electrical issue. This
was a problem in the past  also.

5 Answers

335

When you say it got wet, how wet? Drove through a deep puddle wet or washed the engine off wet?

Best Answer

Washed engine lightly. Also happens driving in the rain. That's why we replaced opti spark

335

If the opti spark got wet it may have moisture inside of it causing it to fail again. Too make sure i have the order right, you replace the opti spark, the motor got wet, now it wont start. Is that correct?

Originally when we replaced opti spark and then started car it ran at a high idle. Then the next day it idled fine. Once motor got wet it messed up. And started fouling plugs.

335

I would exchange your opti spark for a new one. From what i am reading, they are not well sealed.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Firebird

Looking for a Used Firebird in your area?

CarGurus has 784 nationwide Firebird listings starting at $2,495.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Firebird Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Pontiac Firebird Experts

#1 Samuel Moore
Samuel Moore
Reputation 920
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 770
#3 Justin Hatfield
Justin Hatfield
Reputation 730
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
437 Great Deals out of 40,498 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Mustang
549 Great Deals out of 42,538 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Corvette
278 Great Deals out of 20,475 listings starting at $3,688
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
5 Great Deals out of 271 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150
3,036 Great Deals out of 207,199 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chevrolet Impala
892 Great Deals out of 35,184 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
18 Great Deals out of 1,673 listings starting at $2,990
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
23 Great Deals out of 3,698 listings starting at $800
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,629 listings starting at $1,000