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Hey everyone,
I bought a 2010 WRX for a good price, but it was a flood car. I have the interior out now because I am trying to figure out the problems and if I can notice anything with the naked eye before I plug it into a scanner which is going to be checked on wednesday. I know the damages with floods thats why I am taking a gamble and rolling the dice, so if anyone can help with the things I list that are problems with my car please let me know what you had to do or what the cause of it was. Also if you have any suggestions on what I should do or check for, Thank you

-Car wont go past 3000 rpms or go any faster than 10-12 mph.
-exhaust is misfiring, puting while on idle.
-door lock button wont work (only unlocks/locks driverside rear door)
-dome lights dont work
-heater/AC switches wont turn on/ Fan wont work
-Traction control button wont turn on
-Cruise control light flashes
-check engine light is on
-Airbag light is on

Everything else with the car is good!
I checked all the fuses and they are good.
Oil is good, no bubbles or milky looking
took the o2 sensor out and cleaned it along with the ehaust

I would appreciate it if anyone can help me out, THANK YOU
 

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Drews would be the best person to help you out here. He has water experience. :)
 

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Have the car scanned and give us the info on the check engine lights. Also if it is a flood car it may have water in the fuse blocks. Since water conducts electricity the fuses may not be good but may be passing with moisture. Check both sides of the fuses and more likely the srs and Impact sensors will need to be replaced.
 

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Lets see.............you bought a flood car and want us to diagnose whats wrong with it over the internet without even seeing it? Could be a million things wrong with it. For starters the ECU is on the passenger floorboard. If that got wet/corroded then obviously the car won't run. Sounds like you just bought an electrical nightmare. Before even posting I would have got the CEL read and got the DTC's to post. The whole point of OBDII is to give the mechanic/technician and idea of where to start looking.
 

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great post. Being in this business I cant believe from day to day how many people dont understand can bus computer info going through there new cars and giving them all the joys of the computer world. Without stopping and thinking what has to happen to make it all work.
 
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