Driving through flooded road

Asked by Apr 30, 2017 at 11:36 PM about the 2003 Ford Explorer Limited V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I drove through flooded road and my 2003 ford
explorer died and wouldn't start. Had it tolled back
to my house. When I try to start it all it does is
click. What would be wrong with it?

2 Answers

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How high was the water? Are all the electronics working? When you attempt to start it, is it a single click, or multiple rapid clicks? IF you get a single click AND all of your electronics are exhibiting normal behavior, you may have hydrolocked the engine. The very first thing you'll want to do is have a mechanic remove the spark plugs and spin the engine over. Any skilled mechanic will know where to go from there.

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The starter probably got wet, may have a problem with the starter now, should have it checked. Try tapping on the starter with a hammer when trying to start it.

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