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my car (93 vert 900) has been driving fine. parked it in my usual place. the morning after a very very heavy rain the car refused to start. still won't start after a (rainy) 24 hrs. anything i might check?? (think i've already checked the obvious stuff.)

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Check all leads and cables are connected. Squirt a shot up under the dizzy cap and over HT leads with WD40. Pull the plug off the back of the AIC valve and squirt WD40 on the contacts too. GT27 or any other water displacement spray will do as well.
 

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You could try a hairdryer inside your distributor cap/coil leads connectors/HT leads as well.
 

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thanks guys!! success. not sure which thing did the trick, but something worked. thanks again!!
 

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sob said:
my car (93 vert 900) has been driving fine. parked it in my usual place. the morning after a very very heavy rain the car refused to start. still won't start after a (rainy) 24 hrs. anything i might check?? (think i've already checked the obvious stuff.)

thanks!!
I had something similar happening to my 89. It ended up being the cap at the ignition coil. With all the dirt around it and whatnot, on high humidity it would short out or ground out or whatever, and the car wouldn't start and sometimes it would choke and die while driving on a very wet road (not fun, particularly during rush hour.) I fixed it by blowing it out with compressed air and bending the cap so the contacts weren't close to the body. Hasn't happened since.

On an old Ford escort I had to spray the distribuitor with silicone to keep it from getting wet. The timeless design seems to either suck or kick water up and gets it wet.
 

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Hi , I put clear silicone calking on my coil bolt on connectors after I got rid of the plug in connectors .They corroded off ! Used crimp bolt on connectors . I also removed the rubber coil cover .Rubber holds moisture in humid conditions, I figgure.Pat
 
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