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Old 04-08-2006, 06:20 PM   #1
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I have a '99 V6 Stang that I let sit all winter. I started it a couple of times just to make sure it would start, but the last time I think I let it set too long.

So. I tried to start it and it crank till it drained the battery. So I jumped it with my van, still no success.

So I got some dry gas, tried that - still no success. So today, I changed the fuel filter - which alot claim is really easy, which it is after you have went to the store 3 times to buy the tool to remove the filter, then a lift and jacks, and then another trip after I snapped the tool, and needed to pickup some other tools.

After I changed the fuel filter, I put the van back on and let it charge the stang for awhile. I tried to start the stang several times, at one time, it almost turned over, but never did.

So, now I am not sure what to do and I am looking for suggestions from you all.

Do I change the plugs?

Car as 123,000 miles on it - had a tune up about 80k.

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Re: Sat all Winter

maybe alternator could be bad.. i beleive u can trade ur old alternator in for a new one for like 40 dollars off? somthing like that.. IF THATS the case that is... if not check plugs/wires.. make sure they're not F*cked
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Re: Sat all Winter

I would put my money on the wires and plugs. Something there has to be the problem. Check the resistance of your wires and your plugs. If there is little or none, then it could be a fuel problem which would then either be your injectors or FPR or your pump. Lets hope it's not your pump.
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Re: Sat all Winter

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Lets hope it's not your pump.
And if it is, I hope you didn't fill your tank up before you parked it.
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It was about 1/2 full....

So you think I should just change the plugs first or just the wires first?
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Re: Sat all Winter

Id get a siphon pump and get all the old gas out and replace it with fresh stuff. Pour some drygas in as well. After that try to start it again. See if it may be bad gas.

If you still got nothing look at the plugs and wires...
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Re: Sat all Winter

Well - had some better luck today - it was pretty nice here - in the upper 60's so it dried up something.

The car started to turn over but the battery died on the second crank. So now I have the charger on, hopefully tomorrow it will startup.

If not - I will probably drain the tank, add some new, and try that - then change plugs, etc. if I have to.

Thanks for all the advice guys - I will let you know what happens.
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Maybe you should go invest into a new battery. It might not be taking charge anymore.
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We'll - it's taking a charge just fine.

Problem is that it start to turn over, to the point where the whole car starts to shake, but it just won't kick over.

So now I am back to square one. I may try removing the gas - about 1/2 tank, and trying some new gas.
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