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Water trouble now engine wont start.

Driving home the other day i got caught in a flooded roundabout and unfortunatly was not able to get round it all the way before the engine cut out. I know what happens when you stop like that but after getting it home (towed) and leaving it overnight i get in hoping to start it with no luck.

First off I would turn the key and just get a click but after that it would sound like it wuld start to turn over but got a really nasty metallic sound comming from the engine.

So opened the bonnet and got someone else to help whilst we tried turning the car over. Still nothing but i noticed the fan belt was not moving but the starter motor was trying to turn it as it moved slightly.

So then tried moving the belt with my hands but it's fused and not moving. This is about as far as my knowledge goes here and don't know what part of the engine to look at from there.

Any idea's anyone?
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How high was the water?? open the air intake box and see if water entered here.

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The water was at a level that i could still open my door and not get any water in the car. Ok I have removed the air intake and checked the hosing and there was a little water passed the sensor and valve box...
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Remove all the spark plugs and see if she will turn over.

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Well the belts turning now... After spraying liquid out from the spark plug holes
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What sort of liquid ???? petrol or water???? if its water the only thing you can do is leave it dry out which will take ages in this weather or try and dry out each cylinder with a hairdryer, then make sure all the plugs a dry and see if you have a spark on them, then put them back in and see if she will fire up if not, you have to do the same again.

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If it was water and you get her fired up she may run very rough for a while or you may have to do the process all over again.

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Yeah i'm quite sure it was water due to a lack of smell. But yeah i'll see about speeding up the drying process, not the best weather out there.

Thanks for the help and support. Really appreciate it
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While your at it dry out the air intakes/filter etc.

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Alright, she fired up and can run on idle though does sound very, very rough...
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Do a compression test and leak down test to be sure you didnt bend a connecting rod by hydro locking the engine! btw how high of RPM's were you when this happend?

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If you have the gear, do what Asix&seven suggests, If not remove the plugs again and give them a good clean as you may still have water in the chambers, it may take a while to get get running properly again, engines dont do water!!!, lets hope you have'nt bent anything.

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