2005 Ford Focus....need help!!!

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  1. DaveBlank

    DaveBlank Full Access Member

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    I was driving my wife's car a 2005 ford focus(automatic) ran into some water not sure how deep the water was on the car by the time i got out it had already receded. anyway the car stalls and will not stop. i pushed the car into a parking lot and it has been sitting there for about 4 hours. when i put the key in the ignition everything is fine when i turn it to the next position all the lights flicker, fade, go off, then come on like everything is working perfectly. when i try to start it the lights fade and flicker and sometimes you can hear a faint humming sound.

    any ideas?

    tomorrow i am going to check air intake/plugs to see if it sucked up water..
     
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    Theres a short in your starter, or thats my guess. Because your lights only have an issue when you try to start it. Make sure everything is dry down there @ the starter. If the motor is hydrolocked pull the plugs and spin the motor a few times once the starter works again to remove the water.

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    Also might be a dead battery from when you ran thru the water and shorted it. Check your voltage on the battery.
     
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    Thats what I would think as well, a wet starter unless you hit the water going fast.
     
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    I was going about 20 mph..it was on the street i live on. topped over a hill and didnt have time to stop...
     
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    There is a lot under the hood that can get wet and take days to dry out.
     
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    ok..it will be raining here for the next week so im sure that isnt going to help any. car is supposed to be towed here sometime today.
     
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    You have MORE forums??? hahaha. I will check it out.
     
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    Of course. I have more then that one too ;)
     
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    no luck...turning it in on the insurance, it has serious electrical problems.
     

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