Car dies at idle but drives fine - Help
2005 Pontiac G6 GT
Okay so first I got caught in some flooded streets downtown and was forced to drive through a puddle. Made it halfway and a truck's wake caused my car to die. I did not try to restart...immediately jumped out and pushed car to higher ground. Water was about 6 or 8 inches deep.
When I tried to start my car it stuttered but started and white smoke came out of tailpipe. Car starts every time with no issues. Idles okay sometimes and then a little rough other times. However, when I first get in the car and come to my first couple of stops it will die everytime. Once I get going for awhile I don't have any issues and can come to a stop without any issues and car idles. I can feel it not idling as smooth as it should sometimes though. I have run fuel injector cleaner through a couple of times....no help. I have had the oil changed and air filter changed...no help. My check engine light is on...the first time I had it checked it said 4 o2 sensors were bad so the guy at autozone thought that was not right and recommended I reset and if it came on again to come back and see if we get a different error or the same one. So i am going back there today. It seems to me that my car is lacking the air it needs at cold start and then once I start going it gets that air so the issues go away. Not sure...I just don't want to take it to the shop just to find out it was a simple fix that I could have done myself!!
Last edited by saverre; 07-05-2012 at 01:12 PM.