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My motor was flooded w/ water and know it won't start. it does try to turn over, do i need to reset the fuel pump? if so how do i do this?

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I assume you mean that the engine was sprayed with water. Try spraying the spark plug lead wires with WD40 or silicone spray. This should displace any water & allow engine to start! Good luck!

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