FLOOD DAMAGE

1997 Dodge Dakota

Tiny

desiree wheeler

March, 19, 2010 AT 12:14 PM

1997 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 78,000 miles

my dodge was recently in a flood it did'nt get in the computer but I was woundering what I could do? Someone said to change all the fluids before starting it. We still havent tried to start it but was woundering if thats true what all do we need to change?

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Tiny

ch112063

March, 19, 2010 AT 11:32 PM

How far up did the water level rise? It's a good idea to check for water contamination in all the components that have fluids and also check everything that was underwater for damage and lubricate everything with spray oil like WD40. If the water was not too high you may not have to do anything, the front and rear differentials would be the first to get water in the vents, after that the trans and engine should be checked for water on the dipsticks, it floats and if you see any, change the oils. Ok

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