MY HONDA ACCORD WONT START AFTER POWER WASHING IT THERE WERE EXPOSED WIRES IN THE WHEEL WELLS THAT I HIT THE ENGINE ALSO GOT KINDA WET. YOU CANT PUT IN ANYTHING OTHER THAN PARK AND DOOR LOCKS DONT

Asked by Mar 28, 2016 at 11:51 AM about the 1997 Honda Accord EX Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

SAME AS WHAT I PUT IN QUESTION. IWASHED OUTSIDE OF MY HONDA ACCORD HIT EXPOSED WIRES IN WHEEL WELL NOW WONT START EVERYTHING WAS FINE PRIOR

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Exposed wires are never a good thing. You might have blown a fuse. Disconnect the battery, check the fuses and replace, fix the wiring or connector and let it dry out. Same for the engine compartment. Reconnect the battery and hope for the best. If not, have it towed to your nearest garage for repair.

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Just getting your motor and its related wiring/accessories/battery, wet can in fact result in a no start situation. First, when you turn the key into the on position (last position before crank), make sure you see your check engine/PGM-FI light flash on and then off (along with the related click of the main relay). If the relay is bad, the may crank but not start (no fuel), may not crank but still actuate the fuel pump, or may literally do nothing (but perhaps a minor click and stick). Now if it is not the main relay, you can explore the wires and other systems relatd to where you soaked the motor bay. If the main ground, or the ground often found at the thermostat/cooling jacket, is wet and corroded...it can shut down a once super reliable Honda Accord. I have had about 5 Accords now. Love em.... Still have 96 V6!

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