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It a 2003 2.0t 93 model. It sat all winter without running. I started it after charging the battery and it ran for about 50-60 seconds, it then stalled out and it wont start again, unless it sits for awhile.Any ideas? The car ran great when I parked it for the winter. It has 49,000 miles and been kept up well.Thanks,Tom

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Take the battery in and have it tested to make sure it is fully charged and is holding that charge and that all the cells are good....letting a car sit for any length of time without starting it and letting it run for a bit is bad news. Batteries will go bad. Gasoline left to sit in a car will "go bad" and can leave a coat of varnish on sensitive injectors, fuel lines, etc... Water and debris can ruin the fuel filter. Check the battery first, put some injector cleaner in the gas tank and you may also want to spray the throttle body with a recommended cleaner before trying to start again. It may also help to pull your spark plugs and clean or replace them. Hope this helps. Good luck.

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