I got start in a flood and my car won't start? Can you tell me what the problem might be?

Asked by Jul 16, 2014 at 02:50 PM about the 2003 Mazda Protege5 4 Dr STD Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This go was in good condition this I got stacked in water this morning - 16th July, 2014.
There was water in the air cleaner and gotten to the manifold.
Can anyone help me fix this problem.
email: foseigyambra@gmail.com



2 Answers


Remove all of the spark plugs, get as much water out of the air cleaner system as possible, replace air filter, drain out oil and change filter install new oil, you may need to change the trans fluid also, disable ignition so you get no spark, crank engine over until no more water is blowing out of the spark plugs holes, reconnect ignition, re install spark plugs or replace with new ones, attempt to start engine, if it does start make sure oil pressure is normal and let engine idle until cooling fans turn on. Shut it down and change engine oil and filter again. Recheck trans fluid for water. It might need changed again also.

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You may want to consider getting rid of it, once they get that wet the wiring starts to corrode internally, this happens slowly so even though you might not have any problems now you will sometime.

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