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99 taurus My car has sat for a year it had a 1/4 tank of gas in it i just fixed it today and it will turn over fine but will not start. I bought a can of gas and put a can of the seafoam additive in it what else can i do besides draining the tank????

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  • Tim Nichoson Jan 27, 2009

    I have always been told that you should never pump the pedal on a fule injected car?

  • Tim Nichoson Jan 28, 2009

    I have figured out that im not getting any gas at all. The fuel pump is the problem. I know on cars that i have worked on in the past there is like a trap door under the back seat or in the trunk to get to the top of the fuel tank. Does anyone know if this 99 taurus is the same way if so it will make this job alot eaiser???

  • Matt May 11, 2010

    Did U try pumping the gas pedal to get some fuel to the engine, because of the year sitting.



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The gas has probably lost its volatility .or compression was lost due to run off of cylinders oil on rings.

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U should check to c if ur getting sparks from the spark plug, or if fuel is reaching to the engine

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