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Took my truck on the mountain was just riding over and hit a mud puddle (thinking it wasn't bad) next thing i know my whole front end is in the water, water is all in the truck and everywhere. I was stuck and the truck died. 45 mins later someone came an pulled me out. My problem is my truck will not crank it wants to, tried jumper cables, changed the DT cap and the rotor button still same thing it turns over but will not crank i dried the air filter and changed the oil (was full of water) please help?

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Have you removed the plugs and dried the top end. It takes more than a cursory wipe down to get a truly flooded engine restarted. There's water in every electrical plug switch fuse relay etc. If it got into the intake manifold there could be other problems. If it was immersed as long as you say then a strip and rebuild may be on the cards. Basically, you are going to need knowledgeable help to get things going again.
Next time out use the old adage, look before you leap. If you see other tyre tracks skirting the hazard don't go for the middle.

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