so i have a 97 jetta 2.0 and a couple weeks ago i hit a huge puddle/pond and my car basically choked up and stalled out.
after a day in the heat the car dried up and it started fine no issues. recently i changed out the spark plug, wires, ignition cap & rotor. i recently installed a new clutch.
i took the car out for the spin and went through the car wash and right after leaving boom the car sputtered in 1st almost stalled out but i was still able to get it into second. the car was sputtering on the way out but it eased up.
i made it home (30 minute drive) without an issue.
i would like to know what could be causing this issue for the car to sputter, the car only has 76000 so its not the engine and before hitting that huge puddle my car never did this.
any recommendations on what i should change out? i was thinking crankshaft and possibly the knock sensor. it felt like the car was getting choked and it sounded like at the red light that the firing wasnt right
also NO check engine light or codes so its tricky