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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2005, 04:38 PM
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Need help getting the Bronco running again

I have a 89 Bronco. I burried it in the mud and it had to sit over night b/c my buddies couldn't pull it out. I drove it home the next day and decided i didn't want to drive it for a while. Well, i let it sit for about 2-3 weeks and then when i tried to crank it again it was completely dead. I jumped it off and it started running, then when i tried to leave the parking lot it completely went dead. it kind of sputtered and then died and once it was dead there was no power anywhere when i turned the ignition. i jumped it back off and parked it. I was wondering from yall's experience what i should go about checking in order to get it running again. do you think something is shorted out with mud possible? any help anyone can offer is greatly appreciated. thank you.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-14-2005, 12:24 PM
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Re: Need help getting the Bronco running again

How deep did you bury it? :-) I would check the charging system, battery and cables first (make sure they are tight on the battery) - the easy stuff. Most electrical problems can be linked back to a bad ground...
post #3 of (permalink) Old 04-17-2005, 03:13 PM
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Re: Need help getting the Bronco running again

I burried it up to the frame and about 4 inches water came in on the drivers side. I checked the cables and they are tight does anyone have any other ideas that might help? thanks.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2005, 04:00 PM
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Re: Need help getting the Bronco running again

it might be as simple as the battery. the fact that it jumped dosent mean that it was taking a charge. an alternator can keep you going w/o the battery re-charging. esspecially if your battery was not a sealed type. sittng in the muck overnight could have given water plenty of time to seep in around old battery cap and foul the plates.
post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-21-2005, 04:27 PM
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Re: Need help getting the Bronco running again

I just bought a new red top Optima about 2 months ago. I guess i will pull it out and take it to get tested. thanks.
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