Q: I have a 1988 Chrysler Fifth Ave,everything under the hood was wet now it's been 3days and still won't start

asked by on

The things under the hood got soaked,now the car won't start,3 days of the car not turning over,now the battery is completely drained,what do i do?

My car has 33000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Excessive moisture and, worse, liquid water, all over the engine will cause electrical components to malfunction. The engine should be inspected to determine if it can be "dried out" and to determine which connectors and components need to be removed and dried. You can attempt to dry it by putting the car in a warm garage. Of course, then attempt to start it once you recharge the battery. To get the car running, if you want the required inspection and diagnostic steps performed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, please request a no start diagnostic. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I have a 1988 Chrysler Fifth Ave,everything under the hood was wet now it's been 3days and still won't start

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: ENGINE RACING PROBLEM

Hi there. I'm actually very glad you asked this question. First and foremost, anytime an inquiry like yours comes in, we look at the common symptoms and attempt to provide a few broad scope systems or components that could be...

Q: i have 88 cadillac just got it with brand new tranny i think they damaged seal putting it in what would be my estimated cost for

The cost depends on which seal is leaking. If, for example, the leak is at a transaxle output shaft seal, you can input your year, make and model at the service page for axle shaft seals to obtain a quote....

Q: Knocking sound since oil change at Walmart.

Hi there. Check the engine oil level. The engine is knocking for it does not have enough oil or it has the wrong oil. Some service locations have had issues in servicing vehicle's but not putting oil in the engine's...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...