2003 Ford Explorer Sport- Water Damage
Last Thursday I was driving and slid on ice down a hill and my Ford Explorer ended up laying on the drivers side in a creek. I wasn't going fast at all, I turned off my car when I landed and none of my windows got damaged at all. I got some water in my car, about halfway up the steering column and was there for a few hours.
I don't have much structural damage, but I can't seem to get the car started. All my interior lights, instrument panel lights, speakers, windows, and even my radio still work but I am having problems with a few things. Once I charged my battery back up, my windshield wipers won't stop, my horn wouldn't stop blowing, when I turn the ignition my car won't start, and I can't shift gears unless I turn the keys in the ignition forward all the way like I'm trying to start the car. I had to disconnect the windshield wipers and took out the fuse for the horn.
My neighbor came over and crawled under the car with a screwdriver and was able to start the car by using the screwdriver to jump start the starter solenoid. Once it was running, everything worked fine, I was able to drive it for a while with no problems at all and the check engine light never came on. I have dried out the inside of my car pretty well, even all the wiring connections inside the car. I have no idea what the problem could be with the car, I tried to replace the ignition switch but that didn't work.
Does anybody have any ideas about what could possibly be wrong?
I would greatly appreciate any input, thanks