I have a 1985 Toyota Sr5 that won't start. I drove thru a big puddle and it stalled a few yards later. I coasted into my driveway. Now it only clicks when I try to start it. It may or may not be related to the puddle. An help would be appreciated. Thanks...Ron

Asked by Mar 25, 2007 at 06:55 PM about the 1985 Toyota 4Runner

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1985 Toyota Sr5 that won't start.  I drove thru a big puddle and it stalled a few yards later.  I coasted into my driveway.  Now it only clicks when I try to start it.  It may or may not be related to the puddle.  An help would be appreciated.  Thanks...Ron

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Could be that the big puddle doused the spark plugs in water and they are no longer operating. Check them out. See if they are wet.

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If you find the plugs are dry you may have a more significant problem like water in the engine. Trying to start the engine may actually increase the damage. So, check the plugs and if they're okay, call a mechanic.

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