Maintenance on my GMC 200 1500 Sierra after sitting for 17 months.
Hello, my truck has been sitting for about 17 months and i know that the battery has died
so i bought a new one. I just want to know if i have anything major to worry about when i
start it up at the end of the month ( august ) before i parked it in march of 2013 i had if fully
maintenanced, including brakes and rotors and a power steering pump. any answers would
be helpful. Thanks you.
Before you start it, drain gas tank and purge all gas from pump, lines and fuel rail. Put in fresh gas. Check oil and coolant levels should be good to go. After getting up to operating temp, check transmission fluid (if automatic)
Just thought of something else. i had a truck parked for a year and rats or mice, not sure which, had built a nest in air filter. Even had a stash of dog food kibbles in there. Have a look. never can tell.
when you let a car sit always diconnect battery and put a fuel stablizer in it. just check all your fluids hoses and belts check for cracks etc other than that should be good to go
The tires will have flat spots that will work out in a few miles, it will bump bump for a little while but no worries....unless the tires are very old and have been in sun.i.e. Inspect tires
Everyone above all had very good suggestions, but no one mentioned pulling out the spark plugs and squirting in a little light engine oil, then turning the engine over manually a few revolutions, then disabling the spark turn the engine over with the starter for about 10 seconds, this will pump oil back into the passages and help with a totally dry start up. Reinstall the plugs or replace them if they look worn.
Good call T -shoes
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