2002 Dodge Dakota Parked for 5 years looking to get it runn

Tiny
DAKOTAROB
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  • 2002 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 30,000 MILES
I just found a 2002 dodge dakota with extremely low miles that has been parked for 5 years and am looking into getting it running. The battery was replaced last year and supposedly it ran around that time fine. I am looking for suggestions on what to look for in getting it running again. I assume all new fluids and necessary rubber, anything else I should be weary of? Also, do you think it would be worth the investment to purchase a battery charger and attempt to salvage the battery? Any input would be appreciated.
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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 AT 4:28 PM

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Tiny
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First, the old fuel needs to come out of it. (All of it). Next, I would recommend changing the oil and trans fluid. My only concern is allowing a vehicle to sit for years is hard on gaskets, seals. The worst thing I would say would happen would be oil leaks.

Let me know if you have specific questions. Also, if the battery is only a year old, isn't completely dead, and never froze, it should be fine.

Joe
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Thursday, March 25th, 2010 AT 9:04 PM

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