Well, Saturday a buddy and I went out playing at the local sand dunes. There were some mud holes in the area and I had my three year old with me, she wanted to go through the mud. So I play around in it awhile, the water barely reached halfway up my tire in this particular hole. A fellow on a quad asked me if I would go through on the side of the hole, I figured that it wouldn't be that deep since the area that I was playing in wasn't that deep, boy was I soooo wrong. I started going through and it started getting deeper and then the bottom dropped out. The engine died and noticing how deep the water was(over the front fenders), I didn't even attempt to restart it. I handed my three year old out the window to my buddy that came over, he was in up to his waist at the door of my jeep. The water was coming inside and slowly filling up. I got out, stood on the bumper and popped the hood. You could just see the top of the valve cover, you could see in the inlet to the airbox that there was water in there. My biggest worry was hydrolocking. Well, we pulled it out, I let the water drain from the engine compartment, pulled the airbox cover to make sure that all that water had drained out, checked the dipstick to see if there was water in there, none. I bumped the engine a few times to see if it would catch and as it started to, gave it a little gas and it fired right up. Those that were behind me said that I blasted a buttload of water out of the muffler. Anyway, the engine purred like normal. I drove the Jeep home and commenced to the task of cleaning it up. The next day, I fired it up and took off and the thing started sputtering, I kinda figured one of the sensors went out, the wife took it to the dealership and the throttle position sensor had gone out(warrenty replacement for my stupidity). Today, the wife calls me from work to tell me that it is now making some sort of whining noise and she doesn't have time to take it to the dealership, nor do I, so I'll check that out when she gets off. I know that I have to change all
the fluids out, and that will be done by this weekend. Should there be anything else that needs to be checked?
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