CAR STALLED IN A FLOOD NOW ITS STARTS WITH A ...

  • Tiny
  • dav/m
  • 2001 Ford Taurus
  • 92,000 miles

Car stalled in a flood now its starts with a knocking sound. What could it be?

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 4:43 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Most likely a failed connecting rod inside the motor.

Did you change all the fluids?

Water is terminal for a motor from a flood.

Roy

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 4:44 PM
  • Tiny
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Will changing all fluids help?

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 5:26 PM
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Not now, the damage is done.

Get it checked by a shop to confirm. I would not drive it with water in the crankcase.

Roy

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 5:30 PM

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