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Old 03-06-2011, 05:44 PM   #1
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Its a 99 Mustang. Its been in the garage and hasn't been started for a couple months. It's been about 15 degrees. It started fine before so I'm thinking it's weather related. The key turns over, and make a "chug chug chug" sound and the cd player and lights all work. I replaced the battery just to rule that out. It had about 1/3 tank of gas. I put more heet in and filled it up. That still didn't work. So I went out and bought a space heater and have it running, pointing at the car for the last 3 hours, but still no luck. Any ideas?
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Is the motor turning over? If it does, does it seem strained to turn? Also what does your antifreeze look like? When was the last time you changed it? Hopefully your antifreeze didn't freeze over and damage the block.
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How long has it been sitting for? Could be bad gas. But the chug chug jus sounds like it's cold.
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Good call on the antifreeze. Would deff check that out
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Its a 99 Mustang. Its been in the garage and hasn't been started for a couple months. It's been about 15 degrees. It started fine before so I'm thinking it's weather related. The key turns over, and make a "chug chug chug" sound and the cd player and lights all work. I replaced the battery just to rule that out. It had about 1/3 tank of gas. I put more heet in and filled it up. That still didn't work. So I went out and bought a space heater and have it running, pointing at the car for the last 3 hours, but still no luck. Any ideas?
i don't believe in just letting a car sit without starting it.i've had my car in garage all winter but i went and started it every week or two.plus i put gas stabilizer in gas tank with about 3/4 tank.check your antifreeze as well.good luck.
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It does turn over, and doesn't sound strained at all. It just doesn't fire up after all the continuous chugging. The antifreeze is full, green. I was in the habit of letting it run for a while at the beginning of winter each week, but the house we rent has a terrible old garage door that is a pain to open. It was a frozen shut (accordian type) with ice until today. It sounded wore down last night when I first tried, and after trying several times it sounded like it was getting worn down after a few "chugs". This morning we put the new battery in, and it has a continuous "chug" now.
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It does turn over, and doesn't sound strained at all. It just doesn't fire up after all the continuous chugging. The antifreeze is full, green. I was in the habit of letting it run for a while at the beginning of winter each week, but the house we rent has a terrible old garage door that is a pain to open. It was a frozen shut (accordian type) with ice until today. It sounded wore down last night when I first tried, and after trying several times it sounded like it was getting worn down after a few "chugs". This morning we put the new battery in, and it has a continuous "chug" now.
gas line could be slightly frozen as well,i'm not sure right now.i know what ur talking about cause my garage doors open out so i did some serious shoveling and ice chopping.good luck keep working at it ,if it sits anymore it will not help.
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Did you put fuel stabilizer in it before you parked it. 3 months is quite a while. The fuel may have separated

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Take and buy some carb cleaner and spay a bunch in the throttle body and try starting it that way. Don't buy starting fluid, its really bad on motors than are really cold and have been sitting.
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Take and buy some carb cleaner and spay a bunch in the throttle body and try starting it that way. Don't buy starting fluid, its really bad on motors than are really cold and have been sitting.
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That is a classic for sure.

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Did you put fuel stabilizer in it before you parked it. 3 months is quite a while. The fuel may have separated

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i said the same thing earlier on cause i did in mine i had no problems.
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I put a can of Seafoam in the Cobra with a full tank. It's supposed to be a fuel stabiliser too I guess.
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I had it towed to a garage this morning. They said I have to replace the fuel pump and tank. They're not sure if it's from sitting or just wear and tear.
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I don't remember if I put stablizer in it or not . There's an empty bottle in the car, so I must have =/
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I had it towed to a garage this morning. They said I have to replace the fuel pump and tank. They're not sure if it's from sitting or just wear and tear.
it's from sitting,lesson well learned.on american muscle there is a whole article on winterizing your car.i would read that it is very good info.good luck.
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I put a can of Seafoam in the Cobra with a full tank. It's supposed to be a fuel stabiliser too I guess.
Yup it sure is. Double duty. Cleans the whole fuel system.

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