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Old 27 Mar 2006, 03:40 pm
Ron Truitt
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Default 1997 Civic took some water: advice please

My college kid daughter's 97 Civic was in water up to the bottom of the
doors and some came in on the floorboards, roughly 1/2 inch.

I am drying out the carpets. I have checked the oil dipstick and the
transmission fluid dipstick but saw no water on them. Regardless of
this I plan to get both changed tomorrow just in case.

The only other issue is a noise from the engine compartment that sounds
to me like a bearing noise from a pully wheel or maybe the alternator.
Not sure if it is related to the water level outside the car.

The brakes work fine and the car runs and drives fine with no problems.

Is there anything else I should be concerned about?

Thanks in advance for any advice!

Ron T

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Old 27 Mar 2006, 04:13 pm
Elle
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Default Re: 1997 Civic took some water: advice please

The ECU (engine control unit, a.k.a. ECM and car's engine
computer), typically located in the passenger side footwell,
or possibly instead as shown below at the link below:
http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com/...L+UNIT+-+CABIN

The only time these fail is when there's flooding.

Not sure if the flooding you describe reached it or not.

OTOH, if the car is running okay now, as you might imagine,
I would take this as a good sign.

I'd try to change all belts sooner, rather than later,
including the timing belt. It's lowest point is pretty low.

Isn't there a story here you want to tell the newsgroup?
People here also give advice on raising children to drive
safely, or help parents to laugh as their kids learn the
hard way.

We older folks of course never took risks with our cars when
we were young. ;-)

"Ron Truitt" <mextex1@webtv.net> wrote
> My college kid daughter's 97 Civic was in water up to the
> bottom of the
> doors and some came in on the floorboards, roughly 1/2
> inch.
>
> I am drying out the carpets. I have checked the oil
> dipstick and the
> transmission fluid dipstick but saw no water on them.
> Regardless of
> this I plan to get both changed tomorrow just in case.
>
> The only other issue is a noise from the engine
> compartment that sounds
> to me like a bearing noise from a pully wheel or maybe the
> alternator.
> Not sure if it is related to the water level outside the
> car.
>
> The brakes work fine and the car runs and drives fine with
> no problems.
>
> Is there anything else I should be concerned about?
>
> Thanks in advance for any advice!
>
> Ron T
>



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Old 27 Mar 2006, 08:51 pm
Ron Truitt
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Default Re: 1997 Civic took some water: advice please

Thanks Elle. I will keep my fingers crossed.

Ron T

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