HOW HARD IS IT TO REPAIR A FLOOD DAMAGED VEHICLE?? IS IT POSSIBLE TO REPAIR SUCH VEHICLE?

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  • 2 months ago

    it isn't hard just expensive. will also depend on what it was submerged in .fresh water? salt ? mud? mainly its simply economics of. full nut and bolt strip and replace .clean that makes such a task too costly . however there are exceptions but here will very much depend on value of vehicle.amount of damage sustained. amount of electronics needing replacing.wiring harness .seats etc. a half submerged high value car may be worth fixing .

  • Fred
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If the engine was submerged then kiss the car goodbye as likely it will be a write off. The mechanics tell people with all the modern electronics in cars don't even clean under the engine hood with water as it will cause nothing but constant electronics problems. Likely the engine is stuffed and the computer and anything else electronic is stuffed, as well as all the car's interior, and likely it will turn into a rust bucket. Likely water has got in the clutch and brake lines and will cause problems with them. If you spent the many thousands of dollars needed to get the car in reasonable shape again likely the car would have a constant list of ongoing problems that would drive you mad.

  • 2 months ago

    The smart people know here.. leave that damn car alone buddy.. just move on..move on..

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    With enough knowledge, skill, time and MONEY... Anything is POSSIBLE. But a car that has been submerged in water due to a flood is typically beyond economical repair because there is so much HIDDEN damage. There will be major problems with rust and with electronic components.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Generally, they are totaled.e.

    I saw a '64 Comet convertible's damage repaired. It had been parked below hi tide mark, the ocean corroded body about 6" up. Someone had bondoed and painted it. But, it Needed sandblasting, welding, grinding, primer. paint...

    This car had Little "electrical damage". bax, you must remember that not All cars have computers. And, flood damage may not Reach one.

  • 2 months ago

    Every computer, module, and wiring harness connector will start to corrode. You'll end up with a pile of junk sitting in your driveway.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
  • 2 months ago

    I would changed all of the computer components as they will rust and cause problems in the near future. Everything else needs to be cleaned out and oiled

  • Henry
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    It just has to not be in the flood.

  • arther
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    when every electric component has been under water its a night mare even after its fixed gremilems will still be there the the inspector will make you prove all of the airbag system will work in the event of an accident more money taking things out get them tested putting them back in then cleaning replacing the rest of the interior then get the rest of the vehicle back up to scratch. Don't even think about it

  • patty
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    apparently when a car gets soaked that is it.

    • falconry2
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      It is length of time soaked, type of water/conditions, temperatures, and other issues. If it's just flooded because you crossed a too high creek and got it out and dried fast it isn't the same as up to the windows in stagnant sewage ...

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