CAR HAS BEEN SITTING FOR A YEAR IN MY GARAGE

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
THE car has been sitting in my garage for a year, I need to know how to get it road ready, I have not started it in 6 months so it does not start now I wanted to get the battery jump started, but not sure. The reason it sat so loner had to save up money for catalytic converter.
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Monday, November 5th, 2018 AT 10:57 AM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon.

I would start by removing the battery and having it charged and load tested to be sure it is good.

Then I would change the oil/filter as when it sits this long the oil starts to separate.

Then you can safely start it and continue with your project.

Roy
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Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your advice, I cannot wait to get back on road. I want to know about the gas, I heard to dump the gas out, and the other rule of thought is add fresh gas to gas already to what is already in the tank.
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Friday, November 9th, 2018 AT 7:00 PM
Tiny
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You need to drain the existing fuel. Then add new fuel.

Just adding new fuel will not make old fuel good. It has to go.

Roy
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Saturday, November 10th, 2018 AT 1:08 AM

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