96 eclipse sucked up water

Asked by Jan 30, 2010 at 08:33 PM about the 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Question type: Maintenance & Repair


hey guys- brand new problem here-
Son drove his 96 eclipse - lowered, modified, the whole bit- through a street dip that had about 2' of water...yes, really- His modified and lower air intake sucked up water into the engine.
Now, water in oil, car doesnt run. I know that I will have to flush the engine, but I'm here to find out what the first 5 or 6 things you would do, to fix this problem.
Anyone have this problem before?
Looking forward to your suggestions, Bob

1 Answer

5

hydro lock. check compression once running. pull spark plugs and see if any water in cylinders. flush engin oil out 3 times or so. make sure all eletrical connections and fuses are good.

Your Answer

Mitsubishi Eclipse Experts

  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,660
  • #2
    Daniel Foster
    Reputation
    740
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
17 Great Deals out of 475 listings starting at $2,450
Used Ford Mustang
597 Great Deals out of 36,129 listings starting at $1,800
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
9 Great Deals out of 583 listings starting at $10,000
Used Honda Civic
759 Great Deals out of 69,159 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Camaro
409 Great Deals out of 30,592 listings starting at $2,495
Used Honda Civic Coupe
176 Great Deals out of 13,451 listings starting at $1,695
Used Mitsubishi 3000GT
91 listings starting at $3,499
Used BMW 3 Series
1,041 Great Deals out of 33,000 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
53 listings starting at $5,338
2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 54 listings starting at $4,500
2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 123 listings starting at $2,950
2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 176 listings starting at $2,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.