My 1981 Dodge Colt won't turn over

Asked by Oct 07, 2011 at 04:03 PM about the 1981 Dodge Colt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

MY colt sat with no gas for 2 months. I put 5 gallons in it yesterday & tried to start it. It has spark but won't turn over. I bough a can of starter spray & sprayed it into the carburator with the "butterfly" held open. The car started but stalled. I tried pumping the gas pedal to feed some gas not starting because the gas to the fuel pump but it still wouldn't start. I tried the starter spray again & the same thing happened. I'm pretty sure the car won't startstay running because there's no fuel getting to the carburator. Any suggestions of what else I can do to get the car running again without paying a fortune to a mechanic?

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I have an 82 colt that wasnt started for about a year. same thing id pour gas down carb it would start then die. i put a new fuel pump in and it started right up and now runs great. or you can see if fuel filter is clogged. Good luck hope this helps.


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