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My car won't start after I drove in the rain,what could be wrong? Could it be something electrical like fuses or something that got wet?

I was driving to the shops when it started raining. When i was done shopping the car wouldn't start.

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Possibley try spraying the ignition leeds with some wd40 or equivelent or it could be the imobilezer which is worked from the drivers side door if none of these can you here it prime befor the engine starts can you here the fuel pump there is a relay thats in the boot for the pump check this not normally bad starters prety bomb proof i have a 1994 c180 18 years not had a bit problem with it i would check the few points i have listed above before spending any money hope this helps ivan

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SOURCE: Engine cant start whenever it is raining

check on the passanger side of the car to see if the floor is getting wet as well because it sounds as if your computer is getting wet behind the glove box while at home on a nice day wash the car and check it all over for leaks because the computer or something is getting wet in the car it may be a bad seal around the windshield

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hello,good day,first we are in fuel side,better to install a fuel gauge,to determine the right pressure, is not mention your fuel pump relay,this should also check,some occasion the power supply is missing,now if all is in order (fuel side) then your switching unit(transistor box) need tobe check,assuming your engine is 103 engine,ty

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ignition switch contact or starter motor given up the ghost ,try a jump start and see if that works ,do the lights go dim when you try to start it??if so then its a flat battery or a old battery thats just died on you.These vehicles do have a big ignition lock in the dash and these just dont go wrong like a VW but its possible?

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