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

275,855

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

385

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.

30

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

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