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Q: Car not starting after submersion

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My car is malfunctioning due to a partial submersion in water six months ago. The car will not start.

A: Hi your car will need extensive disassembly...

Hi your car will need extensive disassembly due to the car being submerged six months ago. The parts will need to be set out to dry or be replaced. The electrical components will need to be blown out with compressed air. I would recommend having a professional mechanic give your vehicle a comprehensive inspection to see what repairs need to be made to start the car again.

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