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Old 09-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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I had to evacuate for my job i was away for five days. When i came back i had water on my cars floorboards. I took out the carpet a while back, so thats how i was able to see it. It looks like its comimg from the fire wall where the drivers side is. Theres black rubber like insolation there seems to keep the cab from heating up from heat from the motor. Any ideas what to do here?
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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Do you know how deep the flood waters got? Water markings? I'm not a mechanic but Ive a friend who specializes in Mustangs and I can tell/ask him. Have you tried starting it, he'll ask that I know? Oh yeah! Have you called your insurance co.?
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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Idk i wasnt there. I cant tell you if it was high water
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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It was behind the pedals where i seen the water line. It was that rubber patting to protect the inside from moisture. So yeah the car was with water. From the water being high... next time im parking my car where i want to on the high ground....
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I apologize for not getting back to you, I've been down with the flu! I'll give him a call, he should be back from honeymoon. I'll pm you if he wants to talk to you personally. Have you already spoken to someone at a shop or a Ford dealership? And have you tried starting it yet?
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Old 09-18-2012, 02:39 PM   #6
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I havent talked to anyone...
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Sorry to hear, Blackedout that makes me sad man.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:01 PM   #8
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This was a good while back like three to four weeks ago. Only had water in my car... no big

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Just trying to pinpoint how it got in my car
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I'm sorry I"ve not gotten back with you. Ive been waiting for him to return my call. He said he'd left his phone at home. Anyway, he said to apologize to you and hoped that you,ve spoken to a certified mechanic in the meantime. This is what he said. He didn't try starting his car while it was wet, did he? I told him no, not since I last spoke to you. I told him of the water that was on floorboard of car and of the markings. He said the water can get in many ways. The doors if weatherstripping is old. The grommets in the firewall all though it"s made to keep it out, vents. It depends on the depth of water...

His main concern was the electrical damages due to getting wet! As well as the damage to the engine if you tried starting it while it was wet. Also all the crip and crap that in the flood waters. He said if you haven't already had it towed to a Certified Ford mechanic, to do so. This is all based on you having not started it. Whether you dried it out. He was talking more to himself or thinking out loud, than talking to me. He said without his being there to look at it himself, its hard to say. Just too many variables. He said he wishes he could be more help! He really loves these cars. Dang I'm sorry it took so long!

I'm sorry,

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WoW!! I just read your text... lucky you..
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #10
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Its good. The car. When i said flood i meant like maybe 6 inches if the ditches flooded. My boss told me that the water didnt get high i dont know how true that is but oh well. Im going to see what i can doo as far as insulating the wires on the floor bored you know the wires that run on the drivers side that goes to the rear of the car just to be safe. I have no eletrical problems tho...
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If it sat in any standing water and the rear end was submerged you need to change the rear diff fluid. The rear diff will shred if there's any water in it.
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Good to know. Why exactly does that happen?

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My bad i know why. Where would the water find a way to get in there?

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And how do you change the rear end fluid????
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And how do you change the rear end fluid????
It's easy. Take all the bolts off the rear of the pumpkin. (10 If memory serves) crack the old silicone gasket and use a catch can to catch the fluid. spray everything down with lots of brake clean and wipe out as much of the residue as possible. Remove all the old gasket from both the rear cover and the mounting face of the diff. I use a wire wheel on a small hand dremmel. Use a permatex black silicone gasket maker to make a new gasket. Use most of a tube of it. A thick gasket isn't a bad thing. Just make sure it's even. Then remove the fill plug from the back of the diff near where the drive shaft connects. The plug will be dirty so clean it with more brake clean because it's magnetic and grabs little shavings. You fill it with 1 bottle of friction modifiers and then fill it with rear diff fluid (either 75w90 or 75w140) check your owners manual or the metal tag attached to 2 of the 10 case bolts) it takes roughly 2 bottles. Replace the fill plug. Spray down any overflow and wipe it down. Give the gasket at least an hour to set before driving.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:35 AM   #14
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It would lock up if there were no oil right?
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It would lock up if there were no oil right?
Probably just break.
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