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loumill
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 Car victim of flash flood, Please help

So last night, My wife, friend and I get swept away in my car, engine stalled and we are stuck on one of the busiest streets in Louisville, along with about 30 other people.

We end up pulling the car out of about 18 inches of water and pushing it home. I got up this morning and checked the oil, it looks to be fine and there is no water in the intake box, but it still will not start.

any ideas....Thanks

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Hair dryer will help dry sensors. A leaf blower works good too. Check to make sure spark plugs do not have water in them, (take one out) they will not spark wet. Good luck, send that rain this way.

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If it the Dimante.. check your manual it should show you the computer fault test instructions, as they have a protection mode which triggers from these sort of problems even if the car was not in use at the time... this should get it to run in limp home mode so you can take it to a service centre to plug it in and it will tell you the fault.. hope this was helpful..

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Man, as much as this pains me, I would bet their is some major damage done. I looked at your cold air setup and i could not see a "water trap" in the piping. And I KNOW the air intake under the car is less than 18" If the cars was running(stupid question if you are driving) that intake sucked MASS amounts of water into the engine. Water in combustion chamber = broken engine. A guy we built a system for at the shop had that exact same thing happen to him on his Honda......J Here is a link that might be of intrest to you. http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-30345.html Some say it will, some say it wont, I have seen it happen. So good luck!!

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Everything will be covered by my iNSURANCE cO. I just have to wait for the adjuster to come out. It is still raining so no chance to see if it will dry out. Thank god my deductible is only $250...

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 update Monday 9:30pm

So it finally started, after trying it yesterday and it backfired and part of the exhaust exploded, I let it sit until this evening. It seemed like it was trying a couple hours ago and when I went back out, it started.

My insurance adjuster is going to be out in the morning to look at it and write me a check for the repairs. I want to have some ammo so nothing is overlooked. The water pushed the car up against a curb and scratched up my rims, so I know that is getting taken care of. The exhaust, a shampooing and a major tune up, anything else I should think of and mention please let me know.

THANKS

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 RE: update Monday 9:30pm

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Originally posted on 09-25-2006 by loumill
So it finally started, after trying it yesterday and it backfired and part of the exhaust exploded, I let it sit until this evening. It seemed like it was trying a couple hours ago and when I went back out, it started.

My insurance adjuster is going to be out in the morning to look at it and write me a check for the repairs. I want to have some ammo so nothing is overlooked. The water pushed the car up against a curb and scratched up my rims, so I know that is getting taken care of. The exhaust, a shampooing and a major tune up, anything else I should think of and mention please let me know.

THANKS


go a little deeper than a shampooing, mold sets in fast in cars and mold is dangerious to you and your passenger, so a mold treatment and what about your doors are they fiber board and get wet, speakers in the doors, pods in the kicks, and if youre good enough talker inform them of the hard starting , and problems there and state you want the car looked at by a ase cert pro. and make sure its not going to crap out on you in a day. week or month , just cause it starts now dont mean it will start when the oxidiseing beggins and corrods all of the elec. componets in the car (alot are under the seats that are important for the car to run properly

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