Starting a couple weeks ago, whenever it rains heavily, my car won't run. If it's running at the time, it stops all forward motion, and if it's not running, the engine won't turn over. The first time it happened I went through a puddle right before. The second time, it had just been sitting in my driveway and it wouldn't start.
When I tried to start the car, in addition to not turning over the brake pedal locks. When it is dry the car runs fine (I drove from DC to Michigan between these two events!) And I recently had the oil/fluids changed. It is a 1996 Jetta manual transmission. It has previously always run fine in the rain. I thought cars were waterproof! I don't even know what could be wrong enough to figure out what type of service the car needs! What could be wrong?
Sunday, January 15th, 2006 AT 4:16 PM