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Restoring a 89 Ford Escort

I have a two door 1989 ford escort, that I did work on two years ago. To date it has just been sitting. Before I set it down, the only problems I had with it was it cutting off while running at a light, and tires. Again, it's been sitting for two years now and would like to restore my car to working order. Meaning, for it to last another five years for me.

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    Kirk Severs May 11, 2010

    have you started it at all in the last 2 years?



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If your car has been setting for 2 years, many of the seals and other rubber components are shot. If you have not started it in those 2 years, it's really very questionable if it's worth trying to get running again and needing it to last 5 years. You may want to seriously consider getting a different vehicle that is already running. My brother had a car that sat for 3 years and a mechanic told him it would cost too much to repair it. He told him to junk it and get money for parts. Good Luck!

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