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1997 Buick Park Avenue

My dad was using the cruise control in the rain, car hydro-planed and he started spinning in circles 4 times on the highway and landed in a ditch with water.The car continued to run but he couldn't get it out of the ditch. He turned the engine off and waited for the tow truck. Water poured in from the ditch and covered the floor boards. The front of the car was headed up the incline just the back end was in the water. He had it towed out but now it won't start. The back windows, heardlights, radio work it just won't start. What could be wrong and and can it be fixed? He is stranded in Arkansas-was on a trip so wondering what to do. He walked away fine-thank goodness.

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Does the engine turn over at all when the key is turned, or does nothing happen when at all, other then radio and lights come on.

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