F-150 Hurrican Harvey

Asked by Aug 27, 2017 at 01:27 AM about the 2001 Ford F-150 Lariat Crew Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So basically I live in Houston Texas. I was driving my lifted
2001 f150 supercrew its a 5.4L v8 to pick up my daughter
and it was pouring badly. I slammed into a huge puddle of
water at an intersection. It was raining too badly to see so
by the time i hit it, it was too late. I gassed it hard all the
way through and made it out. My check engine light was
already on because my 02 sensors(i have a catback
system and currently missing a sensor) but the battery
light was on. I normally would pull over and stop driving
but there was a tornado literally like a mile away. I made it
home parked my truck and ran inside. Later that night i
got in it because I had to pick up my girlfriend(at this point
i feel like a freaking storm chaser/uber driver). I picked her
up and it drove fine. After about 10 minuted the light
started flickering. It turned off and i was pretty happy.
Stopped to get some food and i had my window unrolled
at the drive thru. The window stopped working and the
light came back on along with the ABS light. The radio/ac
stopped working and then my dash started flickering. The
battery gauge was on L and i smelled a burning smell. I
drove home, in a hurricane with no headlights or any dash
lights. It was pretty scary. The theft light came on along
with the alarm aswell. I pulled into my neighborhood and
the radio came back on full blast and everything was
okay. My headlights flickered.

4 Answers

By huge puddle i mean like... over a foot of water

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Hopefully you won't have to find out the hard way why people avoid buying flood damaged cars like the plague. Get water up in some of the computer modules and they'll start acting up and may never be right again. Dry it out and hope for the best.

2 people found this helpful.

without this truck I can't work. It's pretty stressful because I only have liability. No comprehensive. I took great care of my truck and a natural disaster comes and F's me in the rear.

81,445

Let it dry out for a few days and see what happens. Sounds like water got into some of the electronics. Normally this wouldn't happen but driving through a hurricane can force water in places it wouldn't be able to get into under regular driving conditions. HTH. -Jim

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