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Car wont start when it's wet

My car runs fine when it's dry out...but when i try and start it when it rains or snows..it wont start. i know i need to replace the water pump and the belt but i've been told thats not what would be causing it to not start when it's wet.

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  • kristin_berg Nov 19, 2008

    is that expensive??

  • kristin_berg Nov 19, 2008

    could it be anything else?

  • ciro Mar 06, 2012

    if you know the belt needs replaced thats probly your issue, a loose belt that becomes wet wont get any traction on the pulleys and you wont hear it slipping unless it catches and then starts, try rubbing a wax candle into the grooves on the belt and if it catches the pulley and starts you found your problem, if thats not the issue a little wax wont hurt anything

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Replace your spark plug cables. Moisture in the air is settling on the spark plug wires which does not allow the spark to travel down to the spark plugs.
Bill

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  • mike dirt Nov 19, 2008

    No, not at all. If you are handy, you can replace them yourself. Purchase them at any major auto parts store such as Autozone, Advance Auto Parts or ORiley's, for example. These folks can be very helpful, as many of the counter people are automotive techs as well. Bill

  • mike dirt Nov 19, 2008

    There could be a problem with the electronic modual, but that is expensive. the rule of thumb is to start with the cheapest and easiest repair.

    Bill

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