HOW CAN I GET CAR STARTED IF IN FLOOD?

  • Tiny
  • kelvinben
  • 2003 Pontiac Grand Am
  • 158,000 miles

Hello I had no choice but to drive my car threw a flash flood lastnight. It cut off on me its a 2003 Grand am se V6. Any ideas of getting my baby back on the road?I tried a jumpstart last night after we pushed it out the water. It was submerged for less than a min but my friend did try to crank it while submerged once. Can u tell me what to do please?

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 11:05 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Remove the plugs and crank the water out. Change the oil and filter before starting it. Cross your fingers and hope you did not bend any connecting rods.

Roy

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 11:59 AM
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  • kelvinben
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How do I crank the water out if it won't start?

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 5:59 PM
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Once theplugs are out, crank the motor to spray out the water. Add a little oil into the cylinders for compression re install the plugs, hook everything back up, change the oil and filter and try and start it.

Roy

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 6:01 PM
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  • kelvinben
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Thanks but I'm not getting any fire to even spit water out

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 6:23 PM
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You wont till you get the water out.

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 6:26 PM
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Ok thank u

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 6:47 PM
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Good luck. Flooding causes tons of damage

Roy

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012 AT 6:51 PM

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