i drove my car through standing water during a downpour -it stalled and we pushed it to higher ground. 12 hours later and it won't start

Asked by Jul 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM about the 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

257,635

Ouch, not sure what you can do. Let it dry out further, change your oil, and maybe have your mechanic look at it.

355

all you can do is give it time to dry out but if you have a air pump you can try useing the air to blow drying the spark plug leads and wiring scokets

35

I did this to mine. It melted the main electrical cable coming from the battery, along with melting part of the battery.

10

what would of happened is it what of caused a electrical fault where when you went through the standing water there probably would have been wires that could of melted so nothing covering them and the water would of maybe blown something i reccomend take it to a garage

Your Answer

MAZDA3

Looking for a Used MAZDA3 in your area?

CarGurus has 26,194 nationwide MAZDA3 listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Mazda MAZDA3 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    400
  • #2
    Richard Boettger
    Reputation
    240
  • #3
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MAZDA6
186 Great Deals out of 10,765 listings starting at $2,200
Used Honda Civic
756 Great Deals out of 69,404 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
784 Great Deals out of 53,912 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Accord
1,028 Great Deals out of 57,887 listings starting at $1,099
Used Ford Focus
805 Great Deals out of 55,007 listings starting at $800
Used Hyundai Elantra
463 Great Deals out of 46,303 listings starting at $795
Used Toyota Camry
929 Great Deals out of 80,592 listings starting at $1,440
Used Mazda MAZDASPEED3
16 Great Deals out of 372 listings starting at $4,600
Used Nissan Altima
984 Great Deals out of 77,439 listings starting at $1,000
Used Volkswagen Jetta
599 Great Deals out of 34,344 listings starting at $1,295
Used Subaru Impreza
201 Great Deals out of 20,460 listings starting at $1,996
Used Chevrolet Cruze
878 Great Deals out of 57,529 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Fusion
970 Great Deals out of 67,784 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 803 listings starting at $10,850
2015 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 356 listings starting at $7,900
2014 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 462 listings starting at $7,600
2013 Mazda MAZDA3 i Sport For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 185 listings starting at $4,995

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.