2004 Jeep Wrangler 2004 Jeep Wrangler wont start

Tiny
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  • 2004 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
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  • 45,000 MILES
My Jeep, which has been moth-balled for almost 2 yrs cranks but wont start. The gauge indicates there's enough fuel in the tank. All pointers will be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Friday, October 22nd, 2010 AT 1:07 AM

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Tiny
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Are you trying to start it with 2 year old fuel?
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Friday, October 22nd, 2010 AT 6:54 AM
Tiny
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Yes. If that's a problem, then can it be fixed with one of those store bought octane booster bottle?

Thank you
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Friday, October 22nd, 2010 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
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No, you have stale gas. The only thing you can do is drain every drop of it from the tank, replace the fuel filter and refill the tank with fresh fuel.
You'll probably have to replace the plugs too now.
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Friday, October 22nd, 2010 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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I suspected it too, but couldn't get the gasoline siphoned off because there's something in the ways the tank's been constructed which prevented me from doing so.

Thanks for all your help, Wrenchtech.
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Friday, October 22nd, 2010 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
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Getting gas out of the tank is not easy at all. You likely will have to remove the tank.
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 AT 6:49 AM
Tiny
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I did the aerosol starter squirt test and got sparks, so it's 90% certain that a faulty fuel pump is the culprit. I'm going to try to replace it by myself. Do I need any specialized tools to remove the tank to get the pump, which is inside?
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 AT 3:35 PM
Tiny
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Beside a lift and a transmission jack, no.
You may find quick connects on the fuel lines that require a release tool.
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
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Good to hear. I'm going to give it a go. Again, thanks for all your tips and pointers. They're much appreciated. Thank you.
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Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 AT 4:21 PM

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