Flooded Chevy Malibu 2001 won't start

Asked by Nov 07, 2015 at 12:37 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ok car was working ok however last
week I ended up stuck in flooded area
water got inside the car and it shut off
by itself ,,,I already cheked the
alternator starter and battery all
working perfectly the cars electrical
system also works perfect however
when I try to start it, it won't even
crank /turn over at all not even a
"click" when I put the key forward
everything works ok displays lights
Windows etc and the antitheft light is
on as well as check engine but it
won't start whatsoever .   Could it be a
relay, fuse

3 Answers

60,655

Have you checked to make sure the engine does not have water in it? The starter might be bad. Clean all the battery connections and give it another try. Get the code read and let us know what it says.

No oil is clean like I said everything works already took the parts off,starter ,alternator,battery and have them checked and place them back however I'll try to check for the code (only thing I'm missing to do) Car won't click or turn over whatsoever .

60,655

I suspect the computer is ruined. Flooded cars are bad news. What does your insurance company have to say about it? If they will give you a decent settlement I would dump the car as flooded cars are nothing but trouble.

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