Flood Damage to Accord

Tiny
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I have a 2004 Honda Accord with approx. 11,500 miles on it. It is an 4cy. Automatic. The car was flooded, minorly, on the passenger side. The water covered the passenger's side floor. Not knowing, I drove the car because I wanted to have it cleaned. The car made it about 1.5 miles and then the check engine light came on. I was getting on the expressway when the light came on. About 10 seconds later when I hit the gas the car completely stalled out and turned off. I pulled over and tried to start the car again. The car would start for a few seconds and then shut off. The car is now at the dealership and I have filed an insurance claim, however the dealership says there is NO electrical damage to the car and all they are doing is cleaning the carpet, installing a new pad, an oil change and they are flushing the engine. I am in disbelief. They say the check engine light does NOT come on. I just don't think this is possible. The estimate was for $855 of damages.

I know now how serious water damage to a car can be and I just can't believe the damage was so minimual, even AFTER I drove the car. When I tried to start the car on the side of the expressway I could hear something "sizzling". Do you think I need to get a second opinion BEFORE I let the dealership work on the car?
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Monday, May 8th, 2006 AT 3:59 PM

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Tiny
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I live in an area flooded by Katrina and I have seen TONS of flood cars. The main problem I see is that the transmission dip stick is lower than the floor. Make sure there is no water in the tranny, The fliud will me a milky pink if there is water--make sure they check the tranny. Good luck
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Monday, May 8th, 2006 AT 6:15 PM

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