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Old 06 Oct 2007, 04:33 pm
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Default 2000 civic engine was soak by water?

GF decided to was engine with the it does not accelerate, also sometimes it wont evn crank at all, and when it starts it idles by itself the the needle goes up and down..and also the gears sometimes dont bite as in i have it in reverse and press the gas and it does not move.. all this problems after it was i have to replace something or just wait till it dry...its been 3 days and it seem that it got car does not have any poer at all and i just bought batery 3 month ago??..helpp plss
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 04:36 pm
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my goodness. I think you really need to take it into a shop before anything gets even worse. I know at least 3 people who had their engines ruined by water. All of them had to replace the engine or give up the car. I don't think it's the matter of drying the car like your cell phone. May I ask how you got your engine soaked? Did you drive it over a large pool of water? I drive a mini and they have a very low intake and that's why I know so many people with minis with soaked engines.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 04:39 pm
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first unless you stop trying to start your car you are making it worst. now if it is not hot where you live it will take a while for the engine and transmission to dry out completely. you going to need to change out all the fluids in your car ; oil, brake,trans,power steering. the battery's dead because when you try to start your car a it doesn't turn over it sucks the life out even the strongest. it probably won't hurt to take the car to auto zone type place to get a diagnostic (once it is running)
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 04:42 pm
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what happens when it rains-sounds like you have a flood damaged car with a bad clutch-
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 04:48 pm
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If your friend washed the engine then the chances are very good that you've got water inside the distributor cap. The rpms bounce up and down because the engine is misfiring and the tachometer works off the ignition coil so there is a good chance all of the ignition cables are wet as just need to let it dry out. you can expedite the process by taking the distributor cap off of the distributor to give it more room for evaporation. If you don't work on cars often then don't take the wires off of the cap or the coil; have someone who knows about the firing order do that.It will dry out over time. its usually better after three days so your friend may have either drenched the engine or blew one of the wires off with water pressure. There is also a good chance that water has gotten into the wire connectors for the various electrical controls causing the misfires.The easiset thing to do is give it time to dry out. If you're comfortable taking the distributor cap and wires off you can spray the insides with alcohol based products such as "wire dry" to remove the moisture. As for the other connectors, you really need to be careful with disconnecting any of the connectors to the engine controls as they break easily if you don't take care. If you dry out the ignition cables, distributor cap and ignition coil wires and still have the misfires, take it to a garage to have the wiring harness connectors blown off. I honestly don't think you'll have to do that.hope that answers your question
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