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The car has been sitting in storage for two years. When we put it in storage we took out the battery and got it ready to sit.After putting the battery back in we can not start it. We tried to jump it. What else can we do?

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  • CarySchroeder May 11, 2010

    Does the engine turn over? (in other words, starter works?) Did you drain the gasoline and/or add some additive to gas prior to storage? If not, and starter is engaging, I'd look to draining gas, re-fill, then work my way thru the fuel filter and injectors to clean out the fuel system.

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Spray some engine starting fluid into the air cleaner and it should fire. Once you can get it it run for a few seconds on starting fluid it should stay running. Draining the tank and putting in some fresh premium grade petrol would also be a good move.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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Assuming no electrical components work, try a newer battery or hooking the old one to a charger and letting it charge up for a while. batteries will still discharge when disconnected.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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