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My van will not start and run. It has been

My van will not start and run. It has been sitting for a couple of years. The gas tank was dropped and cleaned out, but still will not run. I have it at a shop and do not want to be charged for something that will not fix it.

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If it was sitting for a couple of years with fuel in it gas as it evaporates leaves a lacquer type film over everything from gas cap ,tank ,filter,lines,pump carb/throttle body alone most likely needs rebuildall these has to be cleaned or solvent run thru

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