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Old 10-08-2005
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Day in the rain I'll never forget.... :(

Okay so is the poo.... Its raining out here in VA..went to play in the mudd with a bunch of friends.... wqent threw this big nasty hole filled up with about 4ft of water.... I mean @ stcik POS 81 Jeep cherokee went threw and so did the B4000 it was my turn... went threw slow... water came up over my hood and the boom stalled out.... wouldn't start.,... so i got pulled ouyt and let it sit for a while.... still nothing... the fuel pump won't even click on.... when it turns.... it just goes. click.... not like the dead battery click but just the motor click once... but every so often it will turn over and try to start.... when i look @ the dipstick its fine no water nothing in the oil... But when i take off the oil cap there is a whiteish color... n e one know what the hell is wrong and got n e tips... .if it is siezed... i got a warrenty but i need to pressure wash it... lol.... so if you guy/ gals no n e thing or have n e ideas just let me know something.... PLZ....
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Water in the intake. Blown engine.
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if the engine still cranks he didnt suck in enough water

you really should have pulled the plugs before cranking it

the crap on oil cap is most likley oil additives (esp if he has used penzol or something with teflon in it)


now you say no fuel pump?

have you double checked your inetia switch? its under the carpet in the pass foot well near the top
make sure the bottun is pushed down
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clean your maf... but leo may be right
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ouch

clean it up...nicely...take off any mods u may have done...have it towed to u're ford dealer for repair

try and cop a new one...or free warranty work
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So......this switch.... some water did come in on the pass side could it of shorted out or something?.... but i did pull two of the plugs out and they had some water it looked liked... I mean if i let it sit for a like a day or so you think it could dry out.... maybe give me some hope.... lol.... i hope the warrenty covers dumbasses... lol lets hope for the best
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no warranty coverage - you can't hide a broken rod
that is if you hydrolocked - key is locked means it will not turn over at all - so maybe not
you should have pulled all the plugs before trying to turn it over if it did not crank on the first try
pull them all now - well at least 5 unless you pull the passenger fender cowl
then try cranking it and blow out any remaining water
if the engine does not crank very easily, or if you hear strange banging or knocking noises you haev major internal engine problems
re-install the plugs (after inspecting each one) and see if she starts

PS - water over the hood is too deep
oh and by the way - nice story for your fourth post
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Ouch. I've been there. Blew the number 6 piston. $2k later traded the truck in, lol.
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he shouldve gotten a snorkel....
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Ouch man that sucks! Carfull with mud, it always ****s with things!! Good luck! I hope ur truck is fine!
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no warranty coverage - you can't hide a broken rod
that is if you hydrolocked - key is locked means it will not turn over at all - so maybe not
you should have pulled all the plugs before trying to turn it over if it did not crank on the first try
pull them all now - well at least 5 unless you pull the passenger fender cowl
then try cranking it and blow out any remaining water
if the engine does not crank very easily, or if you hear strange banging or knocking noises you haev major internal engine problems
re-install the plugs (after inspecting each one) and see if she starts

PS - water over the hood is too deep
oh and by the way - nice story for your fourth post
follow his drections. I pulled a friends stock explorer out of a water hole, that had died in the middle of it after i went through. We pulled it out, tried to start it over and over, nothing. Dried all electrical things like the coil and stuff, still nothing. Pulled the intake, a lil water came out. so we figured water got in the engine. So i towed him home, we pulled all the plugs and wires, turned it over, and got a new face full of water. replaced the plugs, wires, and was better than before.
worth a try, and if it works, you wont have to worry about changing them again for a long time.
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Okay well i found a couple of things out guys thanx.... i'll keep posted on whats goin on... but a good friend of my g/f's dad said the motor is kicking and needs to dry out so pray for tomorrow
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Water over the hood is too deep.... Damn they should tell you that when you buy a truck.... LoL
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The same kind of thing happened to me, I went through some water, and all of a sudden it cuts off. I try and start it and it just makes this clicking sound and a low wineing sound i guess, and it just kept doing it. Then I got pulled out of the water, and i just kept trying to start it and gave it gas and what not, and it finally start to my great supprise. It ran really really ruff for a couple of hours, it was sputtering really bad it would go then just stop then go, i guess water got into the cylenders. Then about a week later I took my intake cover off and a bunch of water poored out. Just give it a day or two let it dry out, and try to start it, thats all i can think of. I got really lucky.
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Was your exhaust submerged, or just the front? I believe if you stall out with the exhaust submerged it can sieze the engine as well. How did you manage to get the truck home?
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My exhuast was submerged, most likely his was too since it was 4 feet of water that is alot of water.
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good luck.
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where were you in va..your brave to go into a hole that deep!!!
hope it all works out
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that sucks, ive stalled in water too, but it started back up. luckily.

let us know how it turns out.
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Was your exhaust submerged, or just the front? I believe if you stall out with the exhaust submerged it can sieze the engine as well. How did you manage to get the truck home?

ive never heard that

mine didnt
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aftermath.
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atleast it hasn't been stolen..... well maybe that will be a good thing...

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the ehaust was under but not too bad.... Well thankfully i have frineds in jacked up jeeps... lol... that sucks... but he pullled me outta the hole then he pulled me outta there to my friends house.... who lives right by the where we play @.... And its sitting there... So i'll see what good tomorrow... Opps oh yea i live in Northern VA.... Hella fun.....
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take spark plugs out and try cranking it over by hand and see what heppens...
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okay its Sun mornin.... I've never been so nervous in my life.... Well maybe in the sceond grade when i had to go see the principal b/c I got in to a fight... oh well here it goes hopfully i won't be dissapointed...
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It's been 7 minutes. C'Mon, we're all waiting in suspense! Well, probably not. I've been up since yesterday so anything is entertaining now
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