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Car flooded
Do not try and start the vehicle. Contact your insurance company. Have the vehicle towed out of the water. Have the engine checked by removing and cleaning out the air intake, clearing the engine of water by removing all spark...
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Engine waterlogged
There is a possibility that your vehicle's engine took on water, or the electrical system has failed. In the event of a flood, it is a hard decision to make at times, but the vehicle must be shut off immediately....
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Water in fuel tank
Hello! If there is water in the fuel tank, the only way to resolve it is to have the fuel tank drained and removed, so the fuel pump can be removed and the tank wiped down internally; you will want...
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Leak into wheel well
A few different items can cause a leak into the vehicle. The door seal was a great place to start in this case. Other areas to consider for a leak like this include the window trim or body seam. ...
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Car sputters in First or Second gear
The wet weather was a good hint toward an ignition misfire. The water will make the spark plugs and wires too short to ground. You would most likely be able to hear a snapping noise from the plug wires in...
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Window regulator stopped working
Hello, there are a variety of causes for the power window regulator to fail. The most likely would be the regulator, switch, and regulator motor. Given that these have been replaced it should take care of the issue. Humidity can...
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Rain getting into car
I would need a little more information for a proper diagnosis, such as the location where the water is entering the vehicle, and whether or not your car has a sunroof. If you have a sunroof, the most common leak...
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Leak in hatch
The weather stripping or rear hatch seal is the rubber seal that goes around the entire rear hatch opening. Two things that need to be checked for are one that there is no damage or wear to the seal itself...
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Won't Start in rain
Hello. It sounds like moisture may be causing the camshaft sensor or crankshaft sensor to give an improper reading of engine timing. The camshaft sensor and crankshaft sensor read the timing of each respective shaft. If one or both of...
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10% of the time, car won't start when rainy weather
Hello. The symptoms you are describing are commonly caused by ignition system problems with moisture. Old or worn ignition wires, or a cracked or leaky distributor cap, can cause the vehicle to experience hard starting. In wet weather, moisture can...
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Window regulator stopped working
If they blamed it on high humidity, then I would not believe this. It was most likely that the motor was not protected from rain or water entry, and got contaminated when the water ran into the door. Why it...
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Can not drive in rain because window won't close
Hello. Once you replace a window regulator you shouldn't have to replace the regulator again until about 6-9 years have passed. Instead of replacing the entire window regulator on your vehicle you may be able to replace the wiring if...
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Not starting when moisture in air
When you do get your vehicle to start, open up the hood while your engine is idling and get a spray bottle with water in it. Spray the spark plugs and wires to see if you start getting misfires and...
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My car slips on icy roads
All-wheel drive is the best for driving in poor weather conditions. But, if you hit black ice, it really doesn't matter what set up you have, you're still going to loose traction. In theory, a vehicle with a wide...

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