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Kia Optima: 2012 optima just got swamped by a passing truck,

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2012 optima just got swamped...
2012 optima just got swamped by a passing truck, sputtered & stalled. Cranked ta couple times to attempt restart. Now no crank. All dash lights working. Any suggestions
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Kia Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for seeking us for help.
I am sorry for the delay in getting a response to you. Sometimes we get alot of customers and just can not keep up. Sometimes you just have to wait for the correct tech to login.
Do you even still need help. Sometimes customers seek help elsewhere or figure it out on their own before we get to each and everyone.
I am sure I can help a lot or a little at least something if you give me a chance and work with me. I am going to get an answer to you regardless if you reply or not sooner or later.
If your concern is urgent reply and let me know and if you have anything more you think will help me, to help you, let me know. I work on here normally 3pm-3am central.
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Kia Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 3 years ago
Hi
Most likely water go sprayed on the engine sensors. This should dry out with time and allow the vehicle to then crank and start. Can you let me know what its doing now?
You want a excellent 5 star answer & I would like to be rated the same for providing it. Consider I don't know your skill level & I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies. Try your best to respond with good detail so I can do the same. I normally log in at 3pm and work late. A rating is required. Your rating me, what I type. I am not an employee of this website, nor have control over the fees or the time it took to get a response. If you rate negative or not at all you still paid, but I get nothing. I want you pleased with me and my efforts, so let me know if your experience here has come up short.
Thanks Chris
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