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Daughter ran through a deep puddle of water (about a 1 and 1/2 ft) motor shut off and wouldn't start. We jumped it off and drove it home. Still won't start w/out jump. Oil looks brown not white gravy looking but brown none the less. It has new battery so I'm thinking starter is wet. Where do we go from here ? pull plugs ? change oil ? new starter? We can get it to run with a jump.

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Seems like connection issues, i would let the car dry out a bit over night ? maybe , and look at the wiring at the starter, you might also want to remove any wearther packing of connections at the starter and blown shop air and get all the water that might be caught in there to get it out and dry. then check all the connections from the battery to the starter and alternator.

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