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Old 04-29-2009, 10:02 PM
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So my '96 Prelude was in a flood yesterday while parked. The water got inside the car up to the cup holder. I checked the air filter and that was dry, the oil looked fine, but whenever I put the key in nothing would come on(no dashboard lights, nothing). I replaced the battery and one of the radiator fans came on. What could be possibly wrong with my car?
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:03 PM
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Re: Car was flooded

100% the ECU is trashed. You should let it dry for a week with the windows oped if you can b/4 you try anything ya could set some wired on fire and be even more up ****s creek. How did it happen.
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Re: Car was flooded

Yeah, I've been drying it with the doors open. It rained a lot in my area and my apartment complex got flooded. Some people had it much worst though. Their car was 3/4's covered. So the ECU is trashed for sure, huh?
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:27 AM
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Yeah, I've been drying it with the doors open. It rained a lot in my area and my apartment complex got flooded. Some people had it much worst though. Their car was 3/4's covered. So the ECU is trashed for sure, huh?
Yea, since it sits under where your passenger's feets go and your cupholder is way higher than that tho. ECU might not have been toast if you didnt turn the ignition on. Circuit boards can survive flooding if cleaned and dried properly afterward.
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Re: Car was flooded

damn sorry to hear that. Once again, living a few hundred feet above sea level has it's perks and living on top of a hills as well. Hope you get that fixed/replaced asap.
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Re: Car was flooded

If it got to cupholder level then I would check and make sure the ABS computer didn't get soaked. There are just so many electronics in your car that might be screwed. Flood damage is the worst.
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Re: Car was flooded

im sure a whole lot of fuses blew as well.
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Re: Car was flooded

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Yea, since it sits under where your passenger's feets go and your cupholder is way higher than that tho. ECU might not have been toast if you didnt turn the ignition on. Circuit boards can survive flooding if cleaned and dried properly afterward.
Your right you might be lucky and the ecu might not have gotten power. Go out right now take the ecu out put it in a bath room or something and put a space heater in it to warm up the room. Just don't point the heater right on it . Then if you can take it apart and blow out any stuff that is on it with some PC duster .
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Re: Car was flooded

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The water got inside the car up to the cup holder.


What could be possibly wrong with my car?
Dude possibly the funniest thing I've read all day lol.

I don't know man..I got high hopes for you but flood cars are never the same. If you get it back to running, chances are high that you will continue to have problems. Sucks but that is pretty standard. Keep us updated though because I am interested to see what all is damaged.
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damn shame.....
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damn shame.....
On the contrary, she lives again. After drying out the ECU I replaced the spark plugs and battery. The car is back in business although the SRS light won't off.
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