have a 97 prism sat for over a yr now won't start. cranks new battery

Asked by May 23, 2015 at 08:22 AM about the 1997 Geo Prizm

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car sat for over a year ran fine before now it cranks but won't start. yes have gas new battery

2 Answers

20,545

Many problems with leaving an old car sit for awhile- one of the usual suspects is the gas- modern gas with ethanol will start gumming up after only sitting for a few months- try changing the fuel filter- then try swapping the gas for some fresh fuel- you may want to get someone else to do this because modern motor fuel is extremely carcinogenic- if you breath it, or get a little on your skin-

Do you have a CEL? If not..... Did you check for spark? If so...... Did you check for fuel pressure? Have you checked the fuel itself to make sure it didn't go bad?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Geo Prizm Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Geo Prizm Experts

#1 CamaroCollector
CamaroCollector
Reputation 240
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 160
#3 Nick Keith
Nick Keith
Reputation 110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Prizm
150 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Corolla
957 Great Deals out of 68,618 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota Camry
1,161 Great Deals out of 97,109 listings starting at $1,250
Used Geo Metro
14 listings
Used Honda Accord
997 Great Deals out of 75,204 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Impala
904 Great Deals out of 35,275 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale