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The car was submerged in water to the bottom or the doors, and some water even made it into the cabin. when I try to start the car the starter just clicks.

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  • precision_ho Feb 01, 2010

    thanks, thats what i was afraid i might have to do

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HI. When a vehicle of this nature is submerged in water(To the bottom of the doors), This will cause any electrical device that is exposed to the element to malfunction. The entire starter and solenoid should be replaced, asap. Depending on how long the car was partially submerged, the entering wiring assembly should be inspected for rusted contacts, and wire damage, as well. If damage is discovered, simply have the wires and contacts replaced.

Water is the worst enemy of any electrical device. Normal splash will not affect a starter assembly, but when is it totally submerged for a short time, this will promote the intrusion of liquid into the starter housing. This is where the main components and motor windings are located.

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