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Help! My car is currently submerged in flood water..

Started by jdm_rims, September 26, 2009, 04:03:37 PM

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ninetyperz

Quote from: TheNonpareil on September 28, 2009, 08:07:15 AM
Also, what happens to the computer box pag nalubog ang car almost 2 days under water?

well magkakaroon po sya ng corrosion dun sa mga IC at electronic components...mas ok kung linisin maigi at patuyuin then clean some contact cleaner to remove those corroded parts

sonicvipz

Just one proud "H" fan.

thelightingkitchen

hi guys! My 2000 Adventure got submerged in 10 feet of flood water. fortunately, not the muddy type. My mechanic and electrician were able to majority of the steps advised here except for the aircon clean up.

Everything is okay already. But soon after it got repaired, I'm having trouble starting up. the battery is two months old only. spark plugs changed. it takes a long time to start up and get the engine running. but there are lucky times it will just be after two tries.

I had this checked by another mechanic here in Las Pinas (my car got submerged in QC Banawe when i left it at our house there for an out of town trip-bad decision). He said it's the Ignition Coil that is the problem.

I asked for an estimate how much it costs for an ignition coil from the casa and its Php 8K. It's okay for me to buy it but what if its not the ignition coil that is the problem? In the first place I can't bring the car to the casa cos it won't start. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

Brent

Quote from: thelightingkitchen on October 06, 2009, 10:05:56 AM
hi guys! My 2000 Adventure got submerged in 10 feet of flood water. fortunately, not the muddy type. My mechanic and electrician were able to majority of the steps advised here except for the aircon clean up.

Everything is okay already. But soon after it got repaired, I'm having trouble starting up. the battery is two months old only. spark plugs changed. it takes a long time to start up and get the engine running. but there are lucky times it will just be after two tries.

I had this checked by another mechanic here in Las Pinas (my car got submerged in QC Banawe when i left it at our house there for an out of town trip-bad decision). He said it's the Ignition Coil that is the problem.

I asked for an estimate how much it costs for an ignition coil from the casa and its Php 8K. It's okay for me to buy it but what if its not the ignition coil that is the problem? In the first place I can't bring the car to the casa cos it won't start. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!

Maybe try to borrow a working ignition coil to check if it is indeed the culprit. Or have that mechanic from Las Pinas do that. After all, he was the one who gave the diagnosis. If he's just gonna make a hit or miss guess, its like bringing the car to the dealer. They replace part by part to try to fix the problem. Minsan kahit di naman sira, you pay for the part because it was part of their tuition fee for learning to fix your problem and you paid for it.

anjcontreras

I can refer RAMSA Electronics at Evangelista Makati. Has been featured in Motoring Section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer October 21, 2009 issue. Offers 100% money back guarantee. they are honest and does not take advantage of the situation you may contact them at 8842787.

biggyprox

i have a 96 GLi Toyota Corolla and here is the estimate (initial):

Distributor (parts/labor)....3700
2 Oil Filter.............................500
4 liter Mobil oil..................640
4 liter Mobil Oil spl............760
Battery.............................2950
Alternator..........................1500
Air Cleaner Hose.................800
Door Handle........................500
Labor (Electrical/mechanical/cleaning)......6500

Grand Total.........17850

The Battery was dead already before it got submerged, and the door handle was also busted.

Is this price just right for the parts and services? Comments are very much appreciated.

thelightingkitchen

Quote from: anjcontreras on October 24, 2009, 07:22:32 PM
I can refer RAMSA Electronics at Evangelista Makati. Has been featured in Motoring Section of the Philippine Daily Inquirer October 21, 2009 issue. Offers 100% money back guarantee. they are honest and does not take advantage of the situation you may contact them at 8842787.

Tnx Brent and Anjcontreras...vehicle is okay already except that we can't seem to find the source of the problem when the check engine signal pops up...parang kumakadyot ang takbo but certain times lang then mawawala na. this happens only on the first time I use the vehicle after an overnight parking. but hindi naman agad agad lumalabas. the only thing the mechanic was able to find was that one of the high tension cable leading to one of the spark plugs kept getting out of place.

Brent

Quote from: biggyprox on October 27, 2009, 11:32:57 AM
i have a 96 GLi Toyota Corolla and here is the estimate (initial):

Distributor (parts/labor)....3700
2 Oil Filter.............................500
4 liter Mobil oil..................640
4 liter Mobil Oil spl............760
Battery.............................2950
Alternator..........................1500
Air Cleaner Hose.................800
Door Handle........................500
Labor (Electrical/mechanical/cleaning)......6500

Grand Total.........17850

The Battery was dead already before it got submerged, and the door handle was also busted.

Is this price just right for the parts and services? Comments are very much appreciated.

I think what they're charging you is fair. Is this from the dealer or an outside shop? You also might want to have the transmission fluids flushed and changed as well.

-jason-

Quote from: thelightingkitchen on October 28, 2009, 05:13:03 AM
Tnx Brent and Anjcontreras...vehicle is okay already except that we can't seem to find the source of the problem when the check engine signal pops up...parang kumakadyot ang takbo but certain times lang then mawawala na. this happens only on the first time I use the vehicle after an overnight parking. but hindi naman agad agad lumalabas. the only thing the mechanic was able to find was that one of the high tension cable leading to one of the spark plugs kept getting out of place.

Try to look for other shops that have an engine scanner. A modern engine has lots of engine sensors. It'll be easier to point out what's causing the problem.

biggyprox

Quote from: Brent on October 28, 2009, 05:48:40 AM
I think what they're charging you is fair. Is this from the dealer or an outside shop? You also might want to have the transmission fluids flushed and changed as well.

Thanks, brent. Its a quote from an outside shop although my mechanic is an old timer from toyota. He did talk about the transmission fluid, maybe he already replaced it. I'll double check with him. Thanks for confirming the price, I'll try to haggle with him a little later. Now my only problem is where do I get money to pay him.....Hahahaha!

thelightingkitchen

Thanks Jason...turned out that the replacement fuel pump installed when the auv was fixed due to the flood, was weak/defective. replaced the fuel pump and so far, all is ok. the Check Engine warning hasn't lit up ever since the pump was replaced.

Brent

Good to know some of your cars are now in running condition again. Let's hope we don't have any of these mishaps again.

zarkov

Hello ! My 94 lancer matic was slightly submerged. I thought okay na after changing oil and cleaning it up a bit.After a while ayaw na kumagat pag shift. May tubig pala sa atf filter. Pina-drain, papalit filter... then nagloko na naman and had to have transmission looked at. Since luma ang kotse, shopped around for parts na kailangan palitan- I didn't get a transmission. Gear lining lang and other minor stuff ang kailangan daw palitan said my mechanic. After having it repaired, ganun pa rin after a day went by.

Valve body naman daw kailangan palitan. Nakabili na sa banawe but binaha din pala yung baltak so nung nilagay. sabit pa rin transmission after a day pf driving. May warranty naman and I might bring the car back to the mechanic this weekend.

andrewjackson

Hi! I got the same problem with my car because of the Typhoon Ondoy. It was really terrible. I had to bring it to a car specialist to make it working again.

alberta ford

grabe talaga ang bagyo na yon mga sports car naka parking sa mga village paranag mga matchbox na inanod :rofl:

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