CAR SITTING FOR A YEAR

  • Tiny
  • Joe5125
  • 2001 SATURN SL2
  • 70,000 MILES

I have a 2001 Saturn that has been sitting for a year. Nothing was done to stabilize the gas before it was parked. With the ethanol in the gas here in Minnesota what should I do to get this running again? I have not tried to crank it yet.

Not sure how much gas is in the tank?

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 1:33 AM

4 Replies

  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr
  • MEMBER

So you have not tried to start it yet? How much gas is in it?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 1:48 AM
  • Tiny
  • Joe5125
  • MEMBER

I haven't charged the battery yet or tried to start it. I'm not sure how much gas is in tank.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 12:22 PM
  • Tiny
  • Saturntech9
  • EXPERT
  • 30,239 POSTS

Just to add to this one if it was my car I would have the battery charged and tested. Also change the oil and filter and see if it starts and see how it runs. If it runs bad you will have remove the old fuel and put in some fresh fuel.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 6:46 PM
  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr
  • MEMBER

I have let cars set for over a yr and just added some new premium fuel since tank was low. Started and ran fine.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Friday, May 4th, 2012 AT 8:22 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Other Engine No Crank Over Questions