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1998 Jaguar Van Den Plas won't start

I tried starting the car after it was parked for about four weeks in a heated garage. The engine tried to start but wouldn't. I assumed it was now probably flooded, so I depressed the gas pedal to the floor and held it there while trying to start the car, Still won't start and now the battery is starting the get weak.

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Stale gas add about three bottles of heat charge the battery try again kdc744

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2. Is the engine hot, when you try to start the car?

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