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Would it damage your car if you power washed the under side of the engine?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (13520points) September 11th, 2018

When I did it the car would not start for 20 minutes. Did I damage the car? It was 30 years ago.

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LadyMarissa's avatar

Sounds like you got something wet & it needed to dry out before starting. You probably didn’t damage the car…just gave it a temporary shock. I don’t know that I’d try that on the newer computerized cars as it could easily blow the Mother Board & cost $2,000–5,000 to repair. You might want to read more here.

kritiper's avatar

You probably got some water or water vapor/steam in the distributor cap. Should be OK after it dries out. You may have to take the cap off for it to dry completely. No other problems or damage should result from washing the underside of car/engine.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Yeah . D cap, or air intake…

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