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Hi i just went to a puddle of water its a lttle deep almost to the hood i almost made it but my engine died... it was crangkins butwont fire up it sound like sputter it wont start... security light is on.. battery is almost dead. car stuck on the street... help please..

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Do not try to start you car again, we do not want to run the risk of you getting water in the engine because that can cause a lot of problems. The safest thing to do is to get your car towed home or wait until the morning and have it towed to a shop.

I repeat do not try starting the vehicle, it needs to be checked out first. Im speaking
from experience this happened to me last year.

I took it to the dealership I bought it from and had them check it out, If you bout it used just take it to a Mazda dealership. It didn't cost anything for them to tell me what was wrong.

Once I got the news I called my insurance company and only had to pay my deductible to get it fixed.

I unfortunately had to get the engine replaced because to much water got in when I tried to restart.

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