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I drove into a puddle and my car stopped. I went to have it checked and they told that water went into the engine and that it should be replaced. the cost is 48500 dollars. Is that normal?

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That's a lot. I would get a second opinion. When the same thing happened to me, the water caused my ignition coil to crack, and not send spark to the plugs. $50, though it took a long time to diagnose.

Enough water to lock an engine and damage it sounds pretty unlikely. Does it turn over? I would pull the plugs and give the starter a spin. If water fountains out the plug holes, it's just possible major damage was done. If no water, I'd be seeing another mechanic.

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