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Never let a vehicle sit without adding fuel stabilizer to tank.and a can of dry gas. this will save you a lot of aggravation in the long run. once fuel is mixed in tank let vehicle run for 5 minutes so its goes thru the whole system. Old bad gas will cause all kinds of mystery problems.

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89 f150 will start but after choke let's idle down it dies or if you even touch the gas. It had sat up for 5 years but the first time I got it started it drove for over an hour.


The damage is already done. Gasoline breaks down within 1 year. Drain and flush the old fuel out of the gas tank(s). Try adding Chevron Techron fuel injection cleaner to the replacement gas. That may work. However, you probably need to remove all the fuel injectors [if it's a fuel injected engine] and have them sent out to be professionally [ultrasonic] cleaned and tested. Fords are notorious for fuel injector problems. Also do a fuel system pressure test, as the bad gas may have damaged the electric fuel pump [located in the fuel tank(s). For a carbureted engine, you will need to have the carburetor overhauled or replaced with a rebuilt unit. NEVER let a vehicle sit unused for more than 6 months without first treating the gasoline. I always add a fuel stabilization product like Sta-Bil to the fuel, if the engine will not be run for at least 2 months or more. Adding these products after the fuel has gone bad [is already old] will not help. Then it's to late. Below is a link for Sta-Bil. I've used this product for over 20 years. It will save a LOT of grief, when storing vehicles or gas powered lawn equipment. See



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Mar 31, 2015 | 1989 Ford F 150

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Air Conditioning not working properly


My wife once mistakenly topped off the tank with diesel instead of gas. Same symptoms. Gas also goes bad when it sits in a tank for several months without a stabilizer. Try adding a fuel stabilizer and filling the tank with high-octane premium gas.

Apr 29, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Draining fuel from 2004 crysler seabring.


Just go buy some fuel stabilizer and top off the tank and drive. Two years isnt that bad. Then on the next tank use some injector cleaner. I like chevron techron fuel injector cleaner added to a full tank of prem 91. This is just a prevenitve measure to clean any varnish that may accumulated on the injector nozzles.
Then use 87 octane if thats what you normally use.

Jan 12, 2010 | 2004 Chrysler Sebring

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99 Taurus wont start unless primed. Fuel pump is working


Check/Change Fuel Filter(s), PVC Valve & Emission Hoses
and/or
Gas that sits too long won't fire easily that's why we have to add winterize to our lawn mowers!
Try filling the tank with some high grade fuel cleaner additive. This stuff is like rocket fuel (about $10).
Also add a can of dry gas as you may have a lot of water and water vapor in your system!
Get a couple more cans of starter fluid too. (I always needed at least two to get my diesel running for summer)
Keep spraying and starting (It always took me at least a full can sometimes 2)
When it starts keep the gas pedal down and rev high for a good 5-10 minutes then see if it will idle.
If it still stumbles and falls consider adding another can of fuel system cleaner and/or dry gas.
Don't drain the tank as this usually just makes it worse by letting the bottom sludge stir up.
Never let your gas tank get too low as this will foul up your fuel system and always add fuel cleaner after every oil change (a must for fuel injection and cat. converter care)

Good Luck!
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Mar 08, 2009 | 2000 Ford Taurus

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