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Washed out my filthy engine bay yesterday. Started it this morning and the SES light popped up. Took it to autozone and it came up with the above listed codes. I have read my manual and at least 6 posts on similar codes/issues. All my car has is a stumble at low RPM, starts up every time. It also has an itemittent series of clicks near the intake manifold. They seem to be random (ign @ on) and there are a series of them. They sound like a short but I cant see where. I just got the car so IDK if the distributor matches up with the engine, so may need a ROM flash. I just dont know where to start.

In short, what are the troubleshooting steps on this?
 

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@ Fast GT; negative, I had it off and cold before spraying it. Looks like it got into the canshaft relay and shorted pin 6 and 7.

Ok, so I checks Camshaft and Crankshaft sensors for power. Both were ok. Camshaft connector had water built up between pin 6 (12 VDC) and 7 (ground). You can guess that might be a problem. Here's what I did.

Above is the Camshaft Position Sensor terminal. I pullled my intake to get better access.

Pull the connector. The female closest to you is pin 7, the one ahead of that is power. I had a puddle of water between the two. Blow the water out with WD40.

Use a paperclip or whatever you can to get into here. Should have 12ish VDC.

NEXT THE CRANKSHAFT POSITIONING SENSOR

This is the terminal. The bottom right is power, 12 VDC. I slid a paper clip through the back to get the voltage.

Another view.

So after cleaning the water out of the Camshaft terminal I unplugged the battery and cleared the code. I have driven about 3 miled, ran high and low rev. The SES light hasn't popped back on yet, but it is still stumbling. I am thinking that the stumble and low power are a secondary issue. Any ideas where to go from here? Btw if I messed up, please let me know so I dont have bad info up.
 

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Idk but you definitely got water somewhere, next time you wash your engine LEAVE IT RUNNING oh and good luck ps. Check in your dist. Cap

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Update

Drove Pearl around today. The computer seems to have figured out what to do and I haven't had any stumbles. Power still seems low, and I have seen that the timing belt slipping a tooth will often throw those codes.
 

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don't wash engines with water under pressure, this is what happens. Starting fluid is BRILLIANT for drying out electrical connections, just dry it with some 'canned air' after use.
 

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I have had 8 other cars and never had a problem like this except in my 64 F100 (ford distributors apparently sucked.) In the future I will have to find a low pressure alternative for Pearl. Thanks for the advise.

I like that drying solution, I will have to give that a try in the future (hopefully I wont need to take care of this issue again.)
 
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