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Fuel issues car sat for 4 or 5 years. was gotten 2nd hand from impound auction. will start with starting fluid and run till it's gone. changed fuel pump and fuel filter and still no fuel at engine. tested wire harness at in tank fuel pump and got power. not sure exactly what "whirring" sound i should be listening for when key is turned over. is it an undeniable sound or is it more subtle?

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  • aaronclemmer Feb 12, 2009

    added 5 gallons of new fuel, plus when changing components fuel spilled out of fuel lines. is there any aftermarket additives that might "un-gum" the fuel?

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Should hear a whirring humming sound from the fuel tank (if that is where the pump is located) just turn on the key and take off the gas cap you should hear it.
Also did you drain the fuel from the tank when you had it down ? after that many years the fuel would be "gummed" up.

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