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Went through water puddle and car won't start

My son used my car and thought he was a U-boat commander. Went through a puddle and car refuses to start now.

He has since been demoted from using my car ! Somebody help he has no clue nor I for that matter.

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  • ILYPUTZ Aug 27, 2008

    I guess water and a 2000 Ford focus don't mix. My son drove through a puddle. Since then car has not started. Cranks but no start.

  • ILYPUTZ Aug 27, 2008

    Well you see I'm not really sure? B/c it's stranded behind a church.
    My son,if I want to keep him in my will didn't give me much details.
    I would have to say that the car did not start the next day.Or stalled in the progress.But thank you for your quick reply. I just wish my son would do the same !
    I will get further details if he decides to call me back !

  • ILYPUTZ Aug 27, 2008

    If they are full of water is it then, can I kill him ! If they are full of water then what's the next recourse ? Would I have to buy new plugs ? What happens if I don't hear the fuel pump ?

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    TripleTauto May 11, 2010



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My daughter has a 2001 ZX3. It stalled at the entrance to the Holland Tunnel Sunday. This problem is intermittent.

She has had similar issues with it for about 5 years now.

Mechanic says it is cracked cam sensor. When water gets in the sensor it can shut down the car.

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Thank you again for trying to help me. With very good information. All I have is what he told me. Still your most helpful.With what i can give you.

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    TripleTauto Aug 27, 2008

    it is turning over this means motor is not hydrolocked. if wires are wet just need to dry. if you cant hear the pump then it is bad or not getting power.problem is it is a whole bunch of things it could be good luck to you


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