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Wont start the car clicks and tries to turn over but just wont start on a side note it died going in a flooded area and has not started since. Not sure where or what to check on things that could have gotten wet.

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  • Kevin Rahme May 11, 2010

    Hi sounds like it was snuffed out by the water first check the air filter see if it is wet

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How much water? the starter could be an issue.
check the battery,terminals,starter. before any of that,put a wrench on the crank pully bolt and see if the engine can move freely...

Posted on May 14, 2009

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It sounds like a dead battery try replacing with a known good battery or charge the original. Check the electrolyte (distilled water) in the battery to make sure it is full before charging. It sounds like the battery may have been shorted by the water, but the battery is the easiest thing to check, and if the starter is making the clicking noise i would guess it is the battery.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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Easiest: is the battery good?
not so easy: was it flooded enough that it could have sucked water in the intake and gotten into the cylinders? the engine could be seized if this happened.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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