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Old 08-12-2007, 09:18 PM
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wont start after washing engine

I know this type of post has been seen before.The weird thing is i cleaned it and rinsed it down...than started fine and i let it run for a while to dry everything out real good.Than later i tried to start again but it dosnt even turn over just makes lots of clicking sounds...what gives..any sugestions?
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:12 AM
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have you tried hookin up a battery charger and seein if that will crank it?
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sounds like it might be grounding is battery wet check distributor also and anything electrical that might be wet
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a washed my engine down last year when we bought my lude did you cover the throttle body or air intake??? also something that seems to be common with this car is that the ignition switch tends to go out because of the unusual positioning of the key and thus turning the keys i think screws up the springs inside the switch...this happened to me after i bought the car.
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the clicking sure sounds like the battery...I'm going to try and jump it today after work and see what happens
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Probably got your distributer/starter too wet... Anytime you wash your engine bay out, take special care not to wet your alternator, your under the hood fuse panel, and your starter/distributor/any ignition wires too much. After you wash it you should always let it dry for a few hours before you try to start it back up. I have a feeling that your car will start up just fine if you give it some more time to dry out.
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I appreciate all the input...I'm keeping my fingers crossed it will start for me this afternoon.
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If the batt connections are good, try tapping on the starter with a LITE hammer.
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If it was only the wash job that made the difference I would say just take of your battery leads and make sure they aren't corroded scrub them with a wire brush or get one of those handy dandy battery terminal brushes and clean the battery posts themselves and lead connectors. Make sure all bolts are not eaten up by acid, make sure threads will tighten all the way down without stipping. You have to have a good solid connection and tight cables. That might be the only problem you have I'd say try that first then move on to other possiblities.
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Cliking is an indication the Battery is dead. I would check the alternatory as well since you got that wet too. And don't forget to look down into the spark plug holes, as water gets in there, and it wont come out unless you vaccum it out.
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