Not sure if someone has come across this problem, and I’m not sure the circumstances I’m going to describe just correlation or true causation. But I would very much appreciate any advice. Here it is: My son took his 1999 Dodge Intrepid to a friends house. The friend’s dad works on car bodies and offered to buff up the headlight covers, which were a little foggy. With the hood open, he proceeded to spray some sort of cleaner on the plastic headlight covers and buffed them. That turned out fine. However, the cleaner left a milky spattering all over the engine compartment. That mess was “fixed” with water which was sprayed over the engine and all adjacent components. My son then drove the car home, stopped in the driveway and could not restart the car. Turning the key produced a loud clattering noise like playing cards in the spokes of a bicycle, if those cards were hard plastic. Th car didn’t start and we had to push it into the garage. Does anyone have any idea what might be happening and could it have anything to do with the water, or is that just a coincidence?
Thank you in advance.