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Why wont my open road motor home start its been sitting in my back yard for almost 19 years it ran fine before I parked it

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Charge the batteries. Drain fuel tank & fill with fresh fuel. Replace fuel filter. Change oil & oil filter. Replace carb. Enjoy!

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SOURCE: 93 buick Park ave ultra wont start. Turns over

make sure there is gas in tank. turn ignition switch to the on position.listen for fuel pump.if yes check for spark at plugs.if no you dont hear fuel pump.check fuse and relay.if both dont work.scan it to check for faulty crankshaft sensor fuel pump and pcm.

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Either there is condensation in your distributor cap or you have got water in the plug holes. Remove the plug leads and using a cloth clear the lose water, a hair dryer will evaporate the rest. If it is in the distributo cap, take it off by removing the screws or clips and dry it out, as well as the inside of the distributor. Spray it with silicone oil to keep it water proof.

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There is a shifter solenoid that prevents it from being shifted out of park without your foot on the brake pedal. The solenoid may be bad or your brake pedal switch may be bad.

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SOURCE: The engine on my 2000 MPV cuts out and dies when I press the accelerator. After it sits for an hour or so, I can travel for 20 min. or so before the problem starts again. HELP!

if its been a while change the fuel filter and then have the fuel pressure and volume checked.these symptoms are very common for a fuel pump problem.

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Wont start has new fuel pump and starter turns over fine going down the road and it spudders like it ran out of gas it just turns over not even trying to start


my 1988 towncar used to stop running on the open road at 70 mph after 20-25 miles of driving.......after sitting on the side for a 1/2 hr it was start right back up like nothing happened. After 2 frustrating weeks and 3 different mechanics I found out through another towncar owner that the ignition coil is getting hot and is causing the engine to shut off...Lo and behold 28.00 and 20 mins solved the problem. Just invest in a good Ignition coil from NAPA or SUMMIT PARTS

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94 Altima quit on the road as if ran out of gas. fuel pump is working fuel filter is clean. I replaced cap and plug wires and coil. I got car to start but took several trys. Had to keep at high rpms to...


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If you do not have an AAMCO shop, look in the yellow pages under transmission repair shops. J.

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