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Flooded my Bird in last nights RAIN!!

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    Flooded my Bird in last nights RAIN!!

    i have a 2000 Unfortunately V6 firebird and last night i got caught on a street that was flooded more than i thought it was and my car killed. The water was like halfway covering the fog lights and i was wondering if all i need to do is change the starter or is this accident last night something serious. PLEASE HELP and if possible can i get some good news because this is bad.

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    Did you crack the block??? Loosing any fluids?

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    no it just took a nose dive and thats it and it killed but the top is dry thats why i assume it could be the starter but not sure the bottom has alot of important stuff but what do u think

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    I would let it dry out for a day. Then if you know for sure there isn't any water in the motor then try to start it. If it turns over then your starter is fine. If you think you have water in the motor then pull the plugs and crank the motor over. Then change the oil and put new plugs back in it.

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    thanks for the link his experience isn't too bad but i still need some more feedback so if anyone else is reading your input is helpful

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    Most definately need to pull the plugs before you do anything as well as change the oil. It could have just killed the engine if you lucky, but if you try cranking it with water still in it, it could go bad! Take them out and see if it will turn over.

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    Now thats an awesome idea thanks alot sweet chops i will do that that is real helpful. But do you know why it shut off because i know water did not get into the intake system

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    so take the plugs out and try to start it up to turn it over to see if water comes out rite

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorHawk View Post
    thanks for the link his experience isn't too bad but i still need some more feedback so if anyone else is reading your input is helpful
    if you read the whole thread he cracked the block and had to purchase an entire new engine.

    Yes, take the plugs out and change the oil before you do anything.

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    well thats the thing it wont turn over it just makes the clunk noise like the starter wont engage because the electrical system works

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    Are the plugs out?

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    that sucks man. hopefully you didnt hydro-lock your engine and have to get a new one. best of luck...

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