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Hi there my name is ***** ***** can I be of assistance?
From the story you told, it sounds like you may have taken on water into the cylinders. This condition is known has hydro lock.
Have you done anything yet under the hood?
Did you try to start the vehicle with the plugs out?
Refering to the reboot procedure, how was this done?
I can tell you how to bypass the starter relay if you like so you can verify the starter circuit is intact?
First you will need a small jumper about 2-3 inches long. Like a small wire.
Is this a 2.4L?
That's fine, give me a sec
Auto or manual trans?
Ok, thanks. Have you tried shifting through the gears and then trying to start the car?
Are you able to try that now?
Don't think it is. If that doesn't work, locate the starter relay. Take it out and jump the pins 87 to 30 on the car. The starter should crank
If you have an assistant, you can try banging on the starter while trying to start the car. Don't hit it real hard. You are correct, there is not a relay.
More than likely you have a bad starter. Your starter may have been shorted out internally when you went threw the water
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