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How to Drive Your Vehicle Through a Flood
It can be dangerous to drive a car through water. Approach the flood in a low gear and find a safer route if the water is too deep to drive through.
How to Clean Your Car Using Little or No Water
Use as little water as possible to be eco friendly when washing your car. Use waterless car wash fluid and microfiber cloths to clean your car off.
How to Remove Water from a Tail Light
Tail lights are vital to alert others on the road of our intentions. If a seal is broken, water or condensation can prematurely wear out a tail light.

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Oil cap is milky, but the dipstick isn't and the coolant isn't bubbling. Please advise.
The discoloration likely represents the effects of entrained moisture in the oil on the cap surface. There can normally be a certain amount of condensation in an engine, for example as weather conditions change or if the engine sits for...
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My car is kinda low, i drove over a puddle on my way home amd now it's moist under my car mats why? Is that cause it's too low? 2011 BMW 328i
Hi there - while it's possible that water intruded driving "over" a puddle, this seems unlikely in an age of quality, well-sealed cars. The immediate smell also suggests this is not water, but perhaps engine coolant leaking from the heater...
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Drove through a puddle and stalled the engine.
Hi there. If you still cannot remove the spark plugs, then remove the air filter in the air box to the engine and replace it as it is probably full of water. If the filter is full of water, the...
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Car won't start after driving through water
This is probably not something that anybody will be able to solve quickly. Fixing a car that has been in the water can be very challenging because of the endless list of things that could be wrong. If you were...
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Is it possible to crack an engine block by flushing the radiator?
Hi there: Is it possible - certainly. If the engine block is hot and the coolant being flushed is cold, it's actually rather simple for small cracks to develop inside the water passageways. It really depends on the condition of...
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The clutch pedal doesn't spring back as quickly when it is cold outside.
Hi there. It is possible that the brake fluid may be freezing. When brake fluid gets old, it collects too much moisture causing water droplets to form in the fluid. This will gel up the fluid and cause it to...
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I was driving in the rain and when i went through a dip full of watter, water splashed into my car n got my feet all wet... the wa
Vehicles are far from waterproof in all circumstances. When the vehicle is designed the structure is engineered to keep rain out and most water sprayed from the wheel well areas but if you enter standing water of significant depth, some...
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Water getting inside driver side door 2013 Honda Pilot
Hi - yes, it is quite likely the water leak you describe is the source of failed electrical functionality. If the weatherseal around the driver door glass is leaking, allowing water to splash on the master switch assembly for windows,...
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White smoke coming from A/C coolant is low?
If you are referring to "smoke" coming from the dash vents when the a/c system is running, that is simply water vapor. The refrigerant is contained in a sealed system, although not quite as well sealed as a home or...
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Hi there. I own a 2013 Hyundai i20 and when I drive in the rain, half of the dash lights go off.
Hi there. The wiring could have a ground that is loose or shorting out when driving in the rain. Check all of the ground wires to the vehicle and look for any loose wires or wires that could be contacting...
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Car won't crank over then thud noise coming from engine, car has set for about 5-6 Months.
What could have happened is the intake manifold could have leaked coolant into the cylinder or something got into the cylinder like a nut or a bolt and caused the engine to lock up. Try removing the spark plugs (all...
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White smoke from exhaust, pretty sure its not head gasket?
With the information given, if the vehicle smoked before getting the fuel in the tank, then the head gasket could be blown causing the coolant to get into the exhaust system. If the smoke occurred after getting fuel, then it...
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I've Mercedes ml350 and I was driving g under heavy rain the next day my signal lights, wiper blades, power seat stop working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The passenger (right) side of the vehicle (on yours and a lot of other vehicles) holds a computer system behind the fender (just under the floorboard). This is the box that controls the power...
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How do I fix my hydro-locked car?
An engine is a large air pump. It is best to remove the spark plugs and crank the engine over with the ignition and fuel system disabled. This will blow out all of the water from the engine. This will...
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It has been a warmer February day, but high only hit 68, so what could cause a water leak under the car?
Hi there. The leak seems to be coming from the windshield washer reservoir. Look under the vehicle with a flashlight and on the washer reservoir tank and see if there is water droplets coming off of it. If so, then...
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Car was in a flood. I checked the air filter and it was wet. I also checked the oil to the engine and it was brown.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, attempting to start the vehicle soon after it "dries out" can cause more problems. This happens for various reasons depending on what has been flooded. Typically the first step is to disconnect the...
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When it rains water leaks inside my car to the passenger side.
If your vehicle is equipped with a sunroof, the sunroof drains may be clogged or the drain hose connection to the body may have come loose. If the drain hose is pulled from the body, water will leak into the...
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When it rains hard right rear window goes down and sends car into limp mode. The trunk also leaks.
There are small bus computers in your vehicle that control multiple items throughout the car. There is a bus controller in each door on the car. It is possible that the door that is leaking water inside it is causing...
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Is there water in my gas tank?
If the car was sitting for a long time, there could be water in the fuel tank. You can use any fuel water treatment solution to remove any water from the fuel. If the fuel system was treated, then check...
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Got 1 cup of water in gas, used 3 ans dry gas, 2 days later car is knocking, my perminent damage is?
I doubt there is permanent damage, but you need to get the water out of there or there will be. The best way to get the water out is with the fuel pump. The water will settle in the bottom...

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