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Old 23 Aug 2007, 07:42 am
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Default I just bought a 1999 Honda Accord, and I noticed it has a lot of mud underneath it. What should I

do? I bought it from a dealership "as is". Will all this mud have a big effect on my car?
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 07:44 am
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Just go to a "do-it-yourself" car wash with a power jet nozzle - and clean the mud off with it.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 07:46 am
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just go to the carwash and spray under your car
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 07:50 am
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Take it through a car wash that washes the underside of the car as well, or take it to a hi-pressure wash bay and wash it yourself. It will not make a big difference except for piece of mind.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 07:56 am
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That was one of those cars that was in hurricane Katrina storm.Congratulations!!!
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:02 am
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it probly was a flood car,check the bolts out on the seats or the fuse box and see if u can see rust,if u can then i would take it back.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:06 am
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Could be a flood damaged vehicle, if so return it to the dealer, exchange for another car. Look under the seats at the bolts for rust and wipe your hand or a towell under the dash for rust residue. Most states have laws against reselling food damaged vehicles, especially without telling the buyer. Good luck.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:10 am
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I don't know if it will have an affect on the car but I would wonder where they got it.....Katrina????but you can take it to a car wash that washes underneath cars to clean it up....But I understand that there is a web site you can go to to check serial # for flood cars but I am not sure where....and it depends how long you have had it... I think you have time to return it in a time period. Please check that out...Good Luck
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:18 am
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1. The mud will act as extra weight and wear down your gas mileage.2. The mud will trap in moisture and cause rust to start prematurely.3. The car might be a flood car. Look at the bolts that hold the seats in. Normally easily seen next to the floor mats on a Honda. If they are rusted then could be a flood car. If a flood car contact your local authorities over the matter, lemon law.4. Find a automatic car wash that offers underbody cleaning. Talk to the manager/owner and let him know you might need a few passes through the machine.5. Some detail shops will do this for you if they have access to a lift to lift your car into the air to power wash the under side.
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 08:28 am
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how a bout a car wash one of those automatic ones it might help
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