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

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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-

Derek Hale

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?

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