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Old February 9th, 2016, 10:31 PM
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Wet D90---> won't turn over

Hi all. Yes, I searched the forum before posting, but please send links if I missed anything. Also, I'm a rookie, so please be kind.

Anyways, my 1994 NAS D90 got caught in snow/rain/wet the other day with her top off. My dash is apart as I rebuild her, so plenty of exposed wiring. The fuel pump and dash display light up when turning the key, but NO starter movement....nothing. Perhaps a little click (maybe). Bad ground? Any thoughts?

Started up perfectly after she dried out.

I see videos of guys driving through rivers, mine can't even handle a snow storm?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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Old February 9th, 2016, 10:45 PM
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If you have the proper plugs and breather lines for your drivetrain, then fording is fine. I'd bet dollars to donuts you were commoned out with water in your fuse panel or ignition system if the symptoms were resolved by drying out. But I'll defer to the experts.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 08:01 AM
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If you have the proper plugs and breather lines for your drivetrain, then fording is fine. I'd bet dollars to donuts you were commoned out with water in your fuse panel or ignition system if the symptoms were resolved by drying out. But I'll defer to the experts.


Cool thanks. So are people sealing their fuse panels and ignition systems? Waterproofing them?
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Old February 10th, 2016, 08:28 AM
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take a look at your battery cables if you removed them recently or have added any accessories to the lugs on them. Might be loose (actually sounds like thats the issue to me)

ensure your grounding strap is present/attached to the frame rail well.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:02 AM
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Could be any number of things with your dash off and constantly being fiddled with and then left out in the elements. Put a tarp on it at least dude!
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Old February 10th, 2016, 09:56 AM
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Could be any number of things with your dash off and constantly being fiddled with and then left out in the elements. Put a tarp on it at least dude!

LOL! Yeah, it's back in the garage. I had it outside to tinker with, tarped it, but the wind blew it off overnight. She dry and under a roof now, and will remain there.


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take a look at your battery cables if you removed them recently or have added any accessories to the lugs on them. Might be loose (actually sounds like thats the issue to me)

ensure your grounding strap is present/attached to the frame rail well.

Thanks! I'll check that out.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 12:12 PM
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Cool thanks. So are people sealing their fuse panels and ignition systems? Waterproofing them?
I haven't sealed mine and I use to drive it in the rain with the roof off.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 12:15 PM
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Old February 10th, 2016, 12:19 PM
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His problem is the starter not working....

The OP needs to grab a wiring diagram and fault check the system. There is nothing any web wrenching will do for you.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 04:38 PM
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His problem is the starter not working....

The OP needs to grab a wiring diagram and fault check the system. There is nothing any web wrenching will do for you.




Sounds like a plan. I'll find one online. Thanks!
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Old February 10th, 2016, 07:52 PM
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