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Drove my car thru 12" of water

Car ran hard , sputtering after , air filter soaked. i cleaned air fillter, & vacum system , dried & put back together. changed all the plugs. now engine runs great, now spead omiter dont work , I pulled the positive terminal off to reset the check engine light. Check engine light came back on soon after & now engine wont shift out of first gear. U think I should drain transsmission fluid or whats my next step. car ran mint & has 60,000 miles on it

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  • danvic1998 Aug 11, 2008

    Your right the speed sensor is faulty. Im going to change it & i'll be in touch.

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Go to AutoZone and have them scan the car for codes (they'll do it for free). This will tell you what has tripped the check-engine light. Post the code(s) up and we'll take it from there. If the speedometer doesn't work, it's possible that you soaked the speed sensor's electrical connection and shorted it out. It's located on the transmission, so it's easily soaked when you go through water that deep.

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