ENGINE GOT WET AND WONT START….PLEASE HELP

Posted in Crank, Oil and Piston | Asked on Jun 21, 2010

My car (a 97 Chrysler Sebring Convertible)
had a minor oil leak and I went and bought a can of engine degreaser. I followed the instructions exactly as they were listed:
Start with cool engine
Spray engine with degreaser
Let sit 15 minutes
Rinse with minimal amount of water
Start car.

All went like it said….except the starting part. The car wont start….period. Ive had the hood open two days in a row to try to dry it out but still no luck. The car sounds like it wants to turn over and seems like the starter is working but it just wont start. Ive even tried using starting fluid in the air intake thinking maybe it wasnt getting fuel. No luck!

*Note- I removed the distributor cap to check for moisture and found only a few drops of water. I dried it out and still get the same symptoms.
PLEASE HELP!!!!

There are One Answer for "ENGINE GOT WET AND WONT START….PLEASE HELP"

  1. gone says:

    The standard way to drive water out of the elec system
    is to get a can of DW-40 and spray it on everything where the water could be causing a short.
    use a lot of it, it will displace the water and insulate. dont worry it will not hurt anything
    dont forget the coil and wires

    a few drops of water in the cap a lot !!
    and wiping doent dry iy
    spray the WD in there too

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