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post #1 of 12 Old 12-29-2010, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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I drove my Cherokee into some water and the engine stalled? It wont start now???

So I drove me Cherokee into some water with speed and the engine stalled. I had the car winched out of the water and it wont start now? I found a video of a cherokee doing something similar, but this one seems slightly worse... Here it is:

http://video.ultimatestreet.com/vide...stuck-in-water

Does anyone know what happened to my engine? And is it bad???

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-29-2010, 07:58 PM
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You probably hydrolocked it. You should approach those water holes slower to avoid splashing. It may not be locked but there are ways to get water out
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post #3 of 12 Old 12-29-2010, 08:22 PM
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check your dis. cap for water. mine did the same thing. and it was the dis. cap was wet.

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post #4 of 12 Old 12-29-2010, 08:34 PM
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Pull your spark plugs, dry them off, reinstall. Will probably crank right back up and shoot water all over the place. Did this to my XJ many many times.
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post #5 of 12 Old 12-29-2010, 10:29 PM
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wow, deja vu thread to the one in the nontechnical section.

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post #6 of 12 Old 12-29-2010, 10:35 PM
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wow, deja vu thread to the one in the nontechnical section.
damn!! same for me!

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post #7 of 12 Old 12-30-2010, 07:26 AM
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So I drove me Cherokee into some water with speed and the engine stalled. I had the car winched out of the water and it wont start now? I found a video of a cherokee doing something similar, but this one seems slightly worse... Here it is:

http://video.ultimatestreet.com/vide...stuck-in-water
From the sound of it the XJ in the video never dies. I think he just got stuck in soft mud. Yours sounds worse. Let us know if the suggestions above works for you.


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post #8 of 12 Old 12-30-2010, 08:05 AM
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Pull your spark plugs, dry them off, reinstall. Will probably crank right back up and shoot water all over the place. Did this to my XJ many many times.
i dont think you said that one right. pull the plugs and turn the motor over with them out so if there is any water, it has a place to get out. once thats done change the oil and put your plugs back and your good

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post #9 of 12 Old 12-30-2010, 08:08 AM
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wow, deja vu thread to the one in the nontechnical section.
No kidding, and pretty much the same answers...........
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-30-2010, 03:00 PM
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Your engines probably hydro-locked. If so then it'll need a complete rebuild
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post #11 of 12 Old 12-30-2010, 04:26 PM
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You know the best way to fix this, PREVENT IT,

So many people to thank here's a start to the list
Spidertrax, Yukon, rustys, warn, branik, PSC, advance adapters, Bad wheels, interco, essentially off-road. And many more

Most of all thanks too Ian Johnson and the xtreme off-road crew for all their work, and 4 wheel to heal for their part in it too.
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post #12 of 12 Old 12-30-2010, 04:33 PM
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You know the best way to fix this, PREVENT IT,
Buy a ing snorkel

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