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post #1 of 54 Old 12-18-2009, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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HELP!!! Giant puddle killed my Jeep

Ok I need some help if anyone has experienced something similar. I was coming home and drove through a giant puddle in front of my apartment. Jeep stalled and won't crank back up. All the electrical works fine. No water in the airbox. Engine itself appears dry. It will not turn over. Giving it gas has no affect. Any ideas? Help? Solutions?

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post #2 of 54 Old 12-18-2009, 12:45 PM
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Yikes.... How giant was Giant?

8" of water or 18"... 28" ?

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I dunno I guess like 5"-10" but it was blocking 3/4's of the lane I was in. I couldn't avoid it cuz there was a curb to the right and a car to the left. I shoulda slowed down, but I was like F*** it, it's a Jeep.
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post #4 of 54 Old 12-18-2009, 01:10 PM
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Check the fuse box yet?

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Check the fuse box yet?
If it is wet. Get some canned air and hit that **** HARD!

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I shoulda slowed down, but I was like F*** it, it's a Jeep.
LOL!! That's signature worthy.
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I just noticed you're local; where you at?

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Could you imagine offroading with it? Yikes.

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Can you locate the starter and make sure the power of the water balst didn't disconnect any of the wires attached to it. If not take a OHM meter and test if the power is getting there. Also what codes are you getting?

My guess is something got completely disconnected if you still have electricity flowing.
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I'm headed out to check it now. I figured I would let it dry for an hour or so. So I'm gonna check the fuses and wires underneath. And how do I check the codes?
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turn everything off in the jk. Radio, lights and keep the door closed.

Insert key and push in and turn from stop to ACC position 3 times quickly leaving the key in the acc position on the 3rd turn. The dash turns into a christmas tree and the odometer will have dashes as the computer runs a diagnostic test.

looks like ---> ---------

when done it will either return codes or will show ---> --done----

get a pencil and paper as they go fast and you might have to repeat until you get them all.
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And how do I check the codes?
See if anything on the dash blinks when you turn the key to on.

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if nothing is returned you need to check the oil and spark plugs to make sure water did not get in the engine. Hydrolocked is a evil word but it can happen. Check to make sure the filter is dry and that it is clamped down correctly. I saw two cases of the box not being seated correctly and water getting in.
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Can you locate the starter and make sure the power of the water balst didn't disconnect any of the wires attached to it. If not take a OHM meter and test if the power is getting there. Also what codes are you getting?

My guess is something got completely disconnected if you still have electricity flowing.
I think you meant a voltmeter.
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yep sure did
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