I just got caught in the rain, literally, a freeway ramp was partially flooded, saw other cars go through a “puddle” and with safety distance proceeded. About 9 feet away from the edge of this water accumulation my engine sputtered and turned off on me and I recall seeing some, but not much white smoke coming out of the hood. I didn’t leave the car as when I look right next to me I saw only water, about 1/2 the height of my tire surrounding me.
AAA came pretty fast and pulled me out of that wet mess and mentioned it could be just as simple as overheating.
It’s about 2 hours later and I tried my engine but all it does is struggling to turn on. I turned it off immediately.
I checked my coolant level - empty as it can get, and also my dipstick in the oil seems to be not right.
Transmission fluid is fine though.
Could those two fluids be the problem to why my engine is not starting? Or could it be that something got too wet?
Once I turn the key in the 1 position shows electricity is fine and all lights come on with Overdrive and SRS going off after a short while.
Am anxious here and so posted my experience and hope someone can share their thoughts on my matter…
From (rainy) San Francisco