1991 Mitsubishi Montero Truck has sat for 3 years, will alm

Tiny
E.R. LAMINACK
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  • 1991 MITSUBISHI MONTERO
Engine Mechanical problem
1991 Mitsubishi Montero 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

I just bought a `91 Montero that has been sitting @ a body shop for at least 2 years. Truck was dropped off with front bumper damage and that is all. (The drivers side rubber is missing) No other damage has been noted. Engine looks sound and orig. Tried to start with jump from a large 4W drive truck and a can of eather. Will almost turn over, but will not start.

My? Is, what could possibly be the problem, and how much could this cost me? In other words, am I looking at replacing all fuel lines from the engine to the gas tank, etc.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 9:04 PM

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Tiny
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First get it running, try some gas in the throttle body to see if it runs. With fuel sitting in it for so long and the same gas in the tank you will have to drain the fuel system and put good gas it the tank. Open the gas cap and smell the fuel. Bad fuel will have a varnish smell. It does not nessesarly mean that yiou will have to change everything you might get by with adding stablizer in the tank along with a bottle of fuel system cleaner. But start with getting it running at least enough you can hear the engine run.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply. I'll try out your suggestion. I have another 1991 Mit. Monty I can use for replacement parts. If the suggusted method for starting does not work, what next?
Thanks, E.R. Laminack
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Friday, April 24th, 2009 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
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Disconnect the fuel line by the engine. Turn the key on to see if the fuel pump is pumping fuel. There should be about 15 lbs that the pump puts out. If you dont't get fuel at the line by the engine then the pump could be varnished. Msot times when a vehicle sits like that the fuel goes bad. The most common problem is the pump varnishes. You may have to replace the fuel pump. Where you able to get it started with putting fuel in the throttle body?
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Monday, April 27th, 2009 AT 7:43 AM

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