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well if any of you all have been watchin the news lately, it rained like all-hell here in College Station. Well im driving down my street and it is FLOODED so my car is, well, i guess u can say waiste-deep in water. so im just taking it easy and i have it in first gear and I drive through the water with no problem, it slows down some and i have to rev it a little to get it through and the engine sorta sputters a little from the water which i expected, but it revives itself and i get to my house with no problem. well, atleast i thought...


anyways i come out the next day and i take it out of gear and start it and it sputters a little so i give it some gas and rev it up to get the water out of the engine and it sits there sputtering and reving, then revives itself. then, i realize i cant go into first gear... nor second, third, fourth, or fifth. if the car is off, i can do go into gear just fine. i start it up and its like trying to change gears into a brick wall..... so im like "alright well ill just put it into first gear while the car is turned off and drive it into my driveway so that i can jack it up and see what the deal is." I put it in first gear, start it up, *KABLAM!!!!!!!!!!* its like the engine ran into a damn steal plate. the whole car lurches and makes this awful sound of being in pain and dies.

im sittin there thinking i just killed my favorite (and only) car.

I take it out of gear, and try to start it up again. It starts smooth as ever. I cautiously test putting it in first gear, it goes right on in, along with every other gear. It actually shifts smoother than ever.

What happened?

I looked under the car and theres no loose bars or whatnot hanging down (like last time). And I dont want to take the chance of this happening again. especially while im in traffic or something.

Any ideas guys?
 

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Last time I could only shift while off, my slave cylinder wasn't engaging (sp). I needed to replace and blead the line. You may have also done a small amount of damage to the clutch itself too.
 

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eh im not worried about the clutch, ive already burned it pretty bad so its not like i have anything worth saving lol. when it goes out ill just get it replaced :p
 

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ZFreakMX6 said:
I dunno, but I'll say you're damn lucky that you didn't hydrolock your engine..
Umm, yeah, what he said.
If that had been me I'd have parked the car and waded through the water to get home.
 
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bah, I've driven an international scout up the hood in water....Of course, it was a scout, and those are pretty much bulletproof :)

Panther is on the right course, it sounds to me like your clutch is not properly disengaging. I'd change your slave cylinder, and then if that doesn't help, your master cylinder.
 

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Yeah, a slave cylinder is like a $15-$25 part, easily a DIY thing.... and it may be your prob.... I still say you're luck though. :)
 

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lol


well me and my dad are gonna be checking/replacing the breaks on my car this monday. ill pull out the old manual and see if i can find where the clutch even is (im n00b at cars) and see if i see anything wrong with it
 
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