Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Central America
I just crashed and car won't start
Hi guys, I just crashed MY06(USDM) WRX about 2hours ago and I'm okay with only few bruises but I can't sleep. Thank god the accident wasn't serious, I spun out, fell into a ditch and hit a medium road sign on the passenger's side, only 1 side airbag deployed. The car ended inside a huge puddle, and because I stupidly have a CAI, I'm thinking it could've sucked some water. The puddle was big enough to cover the CAI only. There are many body damages in sideskirts, door, front and back bumper, but mechanicaly the car is about 95% good. I've only searched the forums and google for a while but can't find any info to fix my problem.
My question comes here; the car was running for a few seconds after the crash but then it shut down, is there a security measure that's disabling the engine to start again? Or is it possible that water entered the engine? The car is 100% driveable, I towed it home with my brothers car. The battery seems okay, and we tried to jump start it, but it wouldn't turn on. There are many lights ON in the dashboard, and I can see one that's called security. Thats my prime suspect regarding why it won't turn on. Is there a way to disable this and turn on the engine? Or could it definitely be that water entered the engine from the CAI?
I'd appreciate some help. I'm sorry if there already is an answer to this and I couldn't find it or overlooked it, but right now I'm still nervous and sad for my car but glad of being in one piece. I've got a lot of mixed feelings regarding this night with my dear subie. Thanks in advanced.