Why has it been sitting so long? Was it running ok when it was parked? Try holding the gas pedal down about 1/4" while cranking it. If it starts but won't stay running, it's because the engine computer lost its memory when the battery went dead. You will need to relearn minimum throttle. To do that, drive it at highway speed, then coast for at least seven seconds without touching the brake or gas pedals.
If it doesn't start, check for spark and fuel pressure. The fuel pump could be gummed up from sitting and needs a little coaxing to start running. No spark or fuel pressure can be related to the camshaft position sensor. Don't overlook the possibility of mice munching on the wires.
Friday, March 27th, 2009 AT 12:22 AM