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Wet Engine need help!

Im new to this forum but I bought a manual 97 base prelude and well my engine was wet...a lot... the car started the first time after it was wet but isnt starting anymore. it currently cranks up but rolls over, Ive tried replaced several parts (the starter wasn't mounted correctly so it broke when I was trying to start it and was replaced, I replaced the distributor cap, ignition rotor, spark plugs and ignition wires as well as the primary ignitor I believe that is what its called.) but it continues to roll over any suggestions?
(PS. I was told it may be sensor for the distributor, or my timing belt was affected because my old valve cover had a hole where the timing belt is)
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Re: Wet Engine need help!

Wow! What a drag!!!

Timing belt getting wet aint hurt a thing.
Mine don't have a cover..

But there's really no telling what got hurt by being wet.
Check all the underhood fuses and the ones next to the dead pedal on the driver side.

It will take some time, but unplug every connector and check for wet.

Might sound crazy,, but buy ya a 10 pack of adult diapers, open them up to spread as wide as possible and lay them all over the top of your engine. They suck up water like crazy.

I hope you figure it out real soon.
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Im new to this forum but I bought a manual 97 base prelude and well my engine was wet...a lot... the car started the first time after it was wet but isnt starting anymore. it currently cranks up but rolls over, Ive tried replaced several parts (the starter wasn't mounted correctly so it broke when I was trying to start it and was replaced, I replaced the distributor cap, ignition rotor, spark plugs and ignition wires as well as the primary ignitor I believe that is what its called.) but it continues to roll over any suggestions?
(PS. I was told it may be sensor for the distributor, or my timing belt was affected because my old valve cover had a hole where the timing belt is)

How did this engine get wet? Was it driven in a flood? How does the oil look?
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Re: Wet Engine need help!

surprise heavy rain showers while my hood was open unfortunately. I actually replaced the oil that was in there after this happened incase this was the issue so its a beautiful semi-golden color.
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Okay so get this everything in the engine was working correctly except for one connector in between the ignition coil and the distributor, because of the water oil from the previous oil leak seeped into the connector and caused one of the wires to slip out inconspicuously. With some brake cleaner, and a Q-tip the connection was restored and now the car runs perfectly some of the water that got in the engine was seen evaporating as the engine warmed up.
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