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1997 Mercury G P won't start. Ran out of gas. Left dry for six months my husband in hospital. Put in gas and turns over, but won't try to start. Acts like not getting gas. My husband passed away and I have no idea how to fix this. Am disabled on SSI. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thanks

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How much gas did you add to the vehicle? Is it showing up on the gas gauge? It is possible that you did not add enough gas to the tank and the fuel pump is not sending enough gas to the engine. It is also possible that since the car was sitting for 6 months water or moisture could have accumulated inside the gas tank or gas lines and preventing the gas from getting to the engine. You can try adding a bottle of dry gas into the gas tank that will dry out any water or moisture in the gas tank and add some more gas. You can but a bottle of dry gas from any auto parts store fairly cheap. Also you can have someone open the hood of the vehicle and put a little bit of gas or starting fluid into the throttle body and then try starting the vehicle. If it starts for a few seconds but won't stay running you may have a bad fuel pump or clogged gas filter which would need to be checked out by a mechanic. Good luck.

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SOURCE: Cadillac CTS will not start Starting Disabled - Remove Key mess

the first thing is to make sure battery is good, if the computers in car dont have the right voltage the act crazy, they do things like the problem your having,the computer cant operate correctly with half or 3/4s power.start with battery and connection at battery. good luck,

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