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Guys I would appreciate as quick of a response as possible, but last night I was wheeling with my bud and we checked out some water before we tried to cross it and from the looks it wasn't deep at all, so we decided to go through it. I had been through this area before when it was dry so I knew there wasn't any holes or deep ruts, but I put it in 4lo and started to cross the water and all of a sudden the front end dips down and water splashed over the hood so I floored it trying to get out, and my back end got stuck. The engine was at least 90% out of the water but water started coming through the doors and the back end was in about 4 feet of water. I'm freaking out because we were alone, but we called everyone we knew and finally got an F150 and an F250 to come help tow me out. In the middle of being pulled out, the back end (which i had to dig a huge hole just to hook the chain on) was out of the water and the chain came loose from the F250's hitch and the front end of the truck sunk into the hole partially. We finally got the truck out (I made sure to put it in neutral and shifted the 4wd to neutral as well before being pulled). We looked under the hood and for the most part the engine was dry, but the intake had a little bit of water in it, and the filter was slightly damp. We left it overnight to dry but I have to go back out today to try and start it. Is there any advice you guys can give me at all, whether it be starting it or more things to look at before I try to turn it over, I would greatly appreciate it. Oh, and I DID NOT try to start it back up in the water once it cut off in the water. I'm shaking as I post this I just don't know what's gonna happen...