My car has been sitting outside my driveway since late December due to bad weather, so it been around 10-11 months. I'm not really sure on how to properly start my vehicle. Should I just go ahead and try to see if it works? I read online that the gasoline in there is probably bad now, so I'm scared of starting it unless I take out the gas first. I also replaced the battery in my vehicle. When I put the key in, the electrical system started to work again. The power window in the rear however dropped down and wouldn't go back up again. I took apart the door panel, and it looks like the wires connected to the motor are frayed. Its been about 2-3 weeks since I connected the fresh battery. I'm hoping that by me taking off the negative cable I'd be saving the battery from draining until I'm able to start the car up. Will that work?
For the gas, I have about 3/4 of a tank filled. I would like to drain all of it out and put fresh gas in it. So far I have tried sticking a clear vinyl tube down the fuel neck but it didn't go all the way through, so I think this car has one of those anti-siphon security features, either that or I'm doing it wrong. What are the other ways of draining a fuel tank?
Other methods of draining the fuel tank I have found online are to either put a tube on the valve of a fuel rail and turn the car to the On position in the ignition to activate the fuel pump and continue to do so until all the gasoline has been siphoned out, or an alternative method would be to access the gas from where the fuel pump is located. Are these methods right for my car? My fuel filter is located under the hood of my car. Is the fuel rail near that area?
I'm also thinking about changing the fuel filter. The directions say that I have to release the fuel pressure first but I'm scared of starting my engine with the bad gasoline after I pull the fuel pressure fuse from inside the fuel box. Is this something I should be worried about?
The coolant level in my car also completely drained, so I refilled it with a 50 50 solution. Is this bad?
What is the proper way of getting my car up and running again?
have the same problem?
Sunday, September 21st, 2014 AT 9:54 AM