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It was running before until it sat there for a year or so now it won't start, i check to see if the wires had spark but nothing.

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  • harleyjmb May 11, 2010

    First , determine if you have sufficient power at the battery.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    if u didn't add gas stablilizer then the fuel has gone sour.

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Bad news to let a car sit that long without starting periodically... There are multiple areas to check... Helps if you have a test light or a meter... First check if ignition coil has power (with key in "run" position test for power at terminal on coil marked +, or 15) and that connections are free of corrosion... if this is good pull out plug and coil high tension wires one at a time and check them for corrosion... if these look good remove distributer cap and check inside of cap for rust and corrosion... also look at rotor for the same symptoms... then remove spark plugs and clean and re-gap them (if necessary) or just put in a new set... This should get your ignition firing... If there was considerable corrosion and you still don't have spark, check for a blown ignition fuse... hope this helps... ;-)

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You didn't state what year it is, but check for spark at the coil, or coil pack. If no spark, replace coil. If that doesn't work, then you have more testing to do.

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