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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:28 am 
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So last week I sunk the last week, we’ll just consider the entire Jeep submerged for two hours at this point. The only fluid that didn’t have water in it is the tranny, I’m grateful for that. I drained over a gallon of water out of the engine and that is dry now. My wipers run when the key’s on and the headlights turn on when the keys off, so I know I need to dry out my steering column better. It’ll start and die run rough blow white smoke & die. Tonight I’m droping the gas tank and running more heat through the fuel lines. I’m looking for other suggestions as to where to look if a “fresh” tank don’t solve it…
I’ve got one pic of the inside when I dunked it… that is the steering column and dash w/water half way up it.
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Oh my.....

give you $50 for it :-) j/k....um.....i'd actually recommend taking your column apart, (wheel off, then switches out) and dump a bunch of rubbing alcohol down there to hopefully clean the stuff...but if its' been dry at all...it's started to corrode and rust already....pretty much your screwed in my mind....hate to tell ya that. but i've never had good luck with electrics after they've been THAT wet...did it die or did you shut if off? if it died...you might have internal damage....that could be why its running rough...that and you've probly ruined a bunch of sensors like the MAP or MAF depending on which that has, and the CPS (camshaft position sensor) who knows what else...

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holy shit... where and how did you do that?

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Evidently there was a pond next to the road, and I started into it. I'm sure the engine is internaly sound I didn't hydro lock it and I can get it running right, just momentarily. I have a feeling that I'm going to end up with toggle switches to replace my column switches for lights & wipers. I'll see how bad it is after it has a fresh tank.

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Evidently there was a pond next to the road, and I started into it. I'm sure the engine is internaly sound I didn't hydro lock it and I can get it running right, just momentarily. I have a feeling that I'm going to end up with toggle switches to replace my column switches for lights & wipers. I'll see how bad it is after it has a fresh tank.

Well thats good to hear that you didn't hydro it....that'd be bad....toggles are great, use the light up kind :-)

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From experiance, I can say this, you're screwed.... just wait over the coarse of the next 2 years all the demons that will start to haunt you...

Find every connector you can, pull it apart, get yourself a can of "NO FLASH Electrical Cleaner" spray it in, then fill the connection with dialectric grease.

Chance are your starting and dying has to do with a few things, mainly shorteted connections or fried sensors. When I sunk my Jeep, it friend the 02 sensor, and the throttle postion sensor. Not too long after the engine temp sensor went out, making the engine think it was running a 0*F, it smoked like House's ford.

I would check the 02 sensor if I were you as a start of the gas problem doesn't help out.

Oh, and don't expect your main bearings to last more than another 10k-15k miles....

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Use WD-40 and spray all connections and pretty much everything electrical. That's what it was made for. WD-40 stands for Water Displacement, 40th formula.
I found that out on powerblock a couple weeks ago.

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Thanks for all the tips, the engine has 185k+ on it so I'm only exspecting to get another 10-15k out of it. I will go through and clean my connections and pack the dilectric grease in there... it's been on my list. The main thing is to get it running for the time cuz it is my daily right now lol. Every wire connection (pig tail wise) that I checked has been dry, once I knock it back down to toy statice I plan on removeing more of the wireing and switches. It's a Jeep and I'll just swap out what I have too as time goes, sooner or latter I might not even have any of the origianal Jeep left :tu2:

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