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Won't start after sitting for 6-8 months

Put in new battery, starter turns over fine and fast spinning. I tried to pump the gas pedal while trying to start it. I put the pedal to the bottom and held in to see if it would start that way and it didn't. I put in stuff to dry gas from moisture and didn't make a difference.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm going to try starter fluid tomorrow during the day.

Please respond with any other ideas

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  • hb43081 Oct 23, 2008

    All the lights, wipers, etc. work fine.



    Also I had a new clutch put in and now only have 4 out of 5 geers. Is there a way to adjust something or do something to get the 5th gear. I won't shift into 5th at all.



    Thanks,



    Chris

  • hb43081 Feb 11, 2009

    Yes helpful, I needed a new fuel pump, now starts great

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First,try to get engine to fire and eliminate the ignition as the problem.While cranking squirt start fluid into intake and see if engine trys to start if it does you will probably need to fix the fuel system as sitting for that long will ruin it due to stale fuel turning corrosive.Pump filter etc and injector cleaner to try to clear gummed up injectors.

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  • hb43081 Jan 23, 2014

    thanks

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