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TheIdiot 04-26-2013 08:47 AM

So I had my stock 2010 wrangler out in some water yesterday. It only came up to the bumper. We were driving around and when we hit the water again she instantly died. Never was able to restart it and the electrics were all jacked up. It made only a clicking sound when we tried to turn her over, but otherwise clock kept resetting and dash kept going dark. Finally had to have it towed......any ideas?

icicle 04-26-2013 10:58 AM

It's wet. Distributor, ignition system, electronics. Just let it sit for a while and dry out, the amount of time can vary depending on where you live. You also may have water in the cylinders, which is no bueno, consider pulling spark plugs and looking with an inspection camera or finding a way to get it dried out if so.

TheIdiot 04-26-2013 12:01 PM

I decided to take it to my mechanic.....I for some reason don't have all the tools I once use to.......I think on top of it I just discovered I was robbed. WTF does a guy have to do around here to get a break:banghead:

Wranglin4Life 04-26-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by TheIdiot (Post 3685997)
I decided to take it to my mechanic.....I for some reason don't have all the tools I once use to.......I think on top of it I just discovered I was robbed. WTF does a guy have to do around here to get a break:banghead:

That sucks man. What was taken?

Sorry that has happened to you. Best of luck!

jwann01 04-26-2013 06:55 PM

It is possible you have hydro locked your engine.

TheIdiot 04-27-2013 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jwann01 (Post 3687305)
It is possible you have hydro locked your engine.

Confirmed.....hydrolocked......what was taken was the extender for my socket sets, ramps, jack stands and jack. Assholes.

TJDave 04-27-2013 10:56 AM

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Originally Posted by TheIdiot (Post 3685276)
So I had my stock 2010 wrangler out in some water yesterday. It only came up to the bumper. We were driving around and when we hit the water again she instantly died. Never was able to restart it and the electrics were all jacked up. It made only a clicking sound when we tried to turn her over, but otherwise clock kept resetting and dash kept going dark. Finally had to have it towed......any ideas?

Sounds like you did a good job messing up your Jeep....

And an even better job picking a user name.

Trade it in on a boat!:)

TheIdiot 04-27-2013 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by TJDave (Post 3689200)

Sounds like you did a good job messing up your Jeep....

And an even better job picking a user name.

Trade it in on a boat!:)

Nah, I think I'll just drop a new engine in her and but a snorkel kit. Any suggestions on one?

tomjeep 04-27-2013 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TheIdiot (Post 3690257)
Nah, I think I'll just drop a new engine in her and but a snorkel kit. Any suggestions on one?

I would go ARB

wants_a_jeep 04-27-2013 07:13 PM

I Love the look of the river raider and you can paint it to match your jeep :)

TheIdiot 04-30-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by wants_a_jeep (Post 3690335)
I Love the look of the river raider and you can paint it to match your jeep :)

Know where to get one cheap?

cudruln 04-30-2013 09:43 PM

New motor and stay out of the deep water. Snorkels are only smart as the owners. Just saying

VaJeepster 04-30-2013 09:45 PM

Might get a snorkel after hearing this story

TheIdiot 04-30-2013 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by cudruln (Post 3703796)
New motor and stay out of the deep water. Snorkels are only smart as the owners. Just saying

Water was only 10-12" deep. Just got going too fast

TheIdiot 04-30-2013 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by VaJeepster (Post 3703808)
Might get a snorkel after hearing this story

Worth it

Sinister6 04-30-2013 10:41 PM

And if the seal fails on the snorkel? THere's a video on YOutube...DEATH OF A RUBICON... Seal failed on his snorkel mud and water killed it. You wanna play in the water buy a boat...

VaJeepster 05-01-2013 11:49 AM

Ill just check it I guess but my jeep I not a swimmer just love mud not water

VaJeepster 05-01-2013 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Sinister6 (Post 3704040)
And if the seal fails on the snorkel? THere's a video on YOutube...DEATH OF A RUBICON... Seal failed on his snorkel mud and water killed it. You wanna play in the water buy a boat...

True probaly should check it before you go wheeling

TheIdiot 05-02-2013 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Sinister6 (Post 3704040)
And if the seal fails on the snorkel? THere's a video on YOutube...DEATH OF A RUBICON... Seal failed on his snorkel mud and water killed it. You wanna play in the water buy a boat...

Completely agree, but not going to take any chances of a bad hit on a small water crossing. F that, learned that lesson the hard way

CarolinaBound 05-02-2013 09:14 PM

Keep your stock intake. If you really want to relocate it move it to the cowl so that if your nose dips you have a chance, but then you have to worry about the drain in there unless ya go H1 style. Extend your diff and tranny breather tubes and be happy. In water the rule is slow as possible, quick as necessary. Always check the depth before hand with a stick or antenna.

Tweak 05-02-2013 09:28 PM

Try making an insurance claim. USAA bought my buddy a new 3.8 no questions asked.

TheIdiot 05-05-2013 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Tweak (Post 3712659)
Try making an insurance claim. USAA bought my buddy a new 3.8 no questions asked.

That's what I did.....then as luck would have it....the new jeep was less than 26 hrs old and some f*ckstick pulled in front of me and I rear ended him. Th best part was.....he was driving on a suspended license.

How do I post pics from my phone to here?


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