Bought the 1993 Honda Civic Hatchback cheap 975.

Tiny
HONDAEG6
  • 1993 HONDA CIVIC
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Bought the 1993 Honda civic hatchback cheap $975 he wanted $2,800 I got it lowered a lot. Well he lived close to the water and after Hurricane Sandy water got on carpet and reached ecu it looks very rusted he sold it to me with a new/used ecu it has a slight puddle under the wires but they seem ok. Will the car be affected badly or can I plug in the new ecu replaced the defective starter and it will run fine?

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 AT 1:43 AM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Flood cars are nothing but a headache and the problems will get worse as time goes on and connections and parts get rusted.

Can you give it back?

Roy

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 AT 1:47 AM
Tiny
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No I believe I cant.
I removed the seats and about to pull off the carpet. Theres water trapped underneath. Was planning to take out all the water, clean carpet and reinstall. &Amp; attempt to plug the used ecu. Attempt to jump the car to see if it will run at least. Dont mind finding parting out civics and redoing wiring harnesses. As a ASE certified tech do you believe itll run.

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 AT 5:09 AM
Tiny
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If water had not gottein into the engine and damaged other sensors, the engine should run if everything is working. Without plugging in the ECU, you can't tell.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 3:03 PM

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