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Old 08-27-2002, 08:37 PM
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I was wondering if any one out ther had any ideas as to what happened to my car. I was driving in my 95 neon(my 49 chevy fleetline is still under construction) and in the driving rain ran into a 1-2 foot deep puddle. I was going about 30 and when I started to lose traction it revved to about 6k and then died. When I tried to restart it wouldnt fire. I then pulled the air cleaner out it was soaked. There doesnt appear to be any water in the oil . I got a flashing check engine light and when I tried to jump it and turn it over it makes a kind of knocking sound. New technology is not my forte so I was wondering if any of yall might have some ideas? I thoght maybe a slipped timing belt or something but what do I know.
Thanx for any input, Toxin <img src="graemlins/sweat.gif" border="0" alt="[sweat]" />

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Old 08-27-2002, 09:12 PM
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Start with the basics, spark, compression, timing, and fuel. You likely soaked every electrical connection under the hood and have shorted temporarily the entire ignition system. Slowing down for the puddle wasn't a wise idea? Better hope you didn't hydraulic the engine when it went through the air cleaner, a flooded cylinder suddenly at 6000 rpm is a good way to destroy an engine. Did it stop like someone threw a stick through the spokes? I hope not.
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