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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2001, 04:32 PM
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I think I F\'d up

Here in Kentucky we have had a lot of rain. I decided (bad choice) to go play in the rainwater catch basin in the neighborhood. The water was a couple of feet deeper than I thought. The motor stalled out and the water proceeded to come up to about the instrument cluster (yes the ECM was underwater). It took a while to round up enough straps and rope (and for my wife to quit laughin) before we pulled it out.

Any suggestions on what I need to check or change to make it run again?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-29-2001, 04:49 PM
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Re: I think I F\'d up

First the obvious, your dif's, your t-case. If you put those breathers under water then you have water in there now and even when you do get it running again, it won't be in great shape for long.

Now check your crankcase. You could have sucked water through the exhaust as it sputtered and stalled or as the water got higher.

If there's no water in there, then you just need to let it dry out. Take the two bolts that mount your fuse box and shake that puppy. I had water in that thing for days after I ran through the Trinity River and nothing worked right until it dried. The engine would sputter and stall when the lights were on, the horn sounded when the brights were on, the blinkers dimmed the dome light with each click. The battery drained itself and nothing worked.

That's about all I can think of based on my own experiences with water. Your alt maybe gone too.

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DO NOT even turn the key on. If you do, kiss everything goodbye as far as electronic are concerned. If you haven't you should be fine.

We have had some serious electrical equipment get submerged, and it was still salvageable due to us locking out the power and drying it out.

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when anything electrical gets wet, it will dry out just like it was before as long as NO power has been run through it... as long as its completely dry when the power is turned on, it will work fine...

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You did rinse everything that got wet with LOTS of clean fresh water???

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