Question about 1998 Ford Escort
If you got water inside your motor, it sounds like you may have hydro-locked, meaning water has filled one or more of your cylinders, not allowing the engine to turn over because the pistons can't compress water. Pull out all your spark plugs and turn the key as if you were going to start the car. If you see a bunch of water shoot out of the spark plug ports, then it was hydro-locked. Put the spark plugs back in and try to start the car. If the car starts, listen for clicking, ticking or banging from the engine. If you do hear a lot of noise turn it off immediately. Unfortunately, hydro-locking your engine can potentially cause a lot of damage to your engine. You could have bent a piston rod or a valve. If that's the case, you should take it into a shop to have it checked out.
Posted on May 25, 2011
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