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Car won't turn over

Car has been sitting for about two years - covered in a garage. It ran when we parked it there. Replace battery and trying to start. Starter turns over and sounds like it wants to start, but no luck. Any ideas.

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  • Pamela J Gardner Apr 21, 2009

    How hard to replace fuel pump? Is it inside the gas tank?

  • Pamela J Gardner Apr 21, 2009

    Is there any way to prime the engine from the top end to see if it will start?

  • Pamela J Gardner Apr 22, 2009

    Well, we wondered about that. So we dumped about two gallons into the tank. If it was possibly empty, should we have put more in than this?

  • Pamela J Gardner Apr 23, 2009

    Can't hear a whirring noise from the fuel pump, but how can you hear anything when the car is dinging from turning the key on. Checked this out in our 1999 Grand Prix that does run and couldn't hear it there either over the dinging bells.

  • Pamela J Gardner Apr 23, 2009

    Can't hear a whirring noise from the fuel pump, but how can you hear anything when the car is dinging from turning the key on. Checked this out in our 1999 Grand Prix that does run and couldn't hear it there either over the dinging bells.

  • Pamela J Gardner Apr 23, 2009

    Would spark plugs go bad with the car just sitting there??? It ran fine when we parked it.

  • Pamela J Gardner Apr 24, 2009

    That would be my luck. - thanks



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Most likely the fuel pump is not working, check for a whirling/humming noise when key is truned to on, should hear it if u are quite, lasts about 3-5 seconds and then will stop.

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    yadayada Apr 21, 2009

    it is inside the gas tank, it is avery difficult job on the ground, also can be very dangerous due to the fire/explosion hazard.

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    yadayada Apr 22, 2009

    electric fuel pumps don't need to be primed.

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    yadayada Apr 23, 2009

    Spark plugs would not go bad just sitting, if it ran fine before you parked it chances are the fuel pump is sticking, that is the only reasonable scenario for your no start.


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I hate to ask the obvious however is there any fuel in it?

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

  • descorrigan7 Apr 22, 2009

    hello again
    could it be spark plugs



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